Accad • Rivers of Babylon • Sumer • Sumerians
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Babylonia bab-ə-lōʹnə-ə. Southern Mesopotamia (modern south Iraq) was the site of the first civilization (Gen. 10:10), first called Sumer and Akkad and later Chaldea. Abraham migrated from here to Palestine (Gen. 11:31). The Babylonian army overran Judah and took the Jews into exile there. Throughout
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Accad (ak´ad; also Agade, Akkad).1 A city of Nimrod’s kingdom in the land of Shinar (Gen. 10:10). The association with cities in Gen. 10 named Babel and Erech establishes the Mesopotamian location known from numerous extrabiblical textual, artistic, and literary sources. The precise location of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BABYLONIAThe Land and Its PeopleBabylonia is located in the alluvial plain between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers at the eastern end of the Fertile Crescent in western Asia. Scarcely 40 miles wide, it comprises about 8,000 square miles and is approximately the size of New Jersey. The city of Babylon
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BABYLONIA. The territory in SW Asia, now S Iraq, which derived its name from the capital city of *Babylon. It was also called *Shinar (Gn. 10:10; 11:2; Is. 11:11; Jos. 7:21, av ‘Babylonish’) and, later, ‘the land of the Chaldeans’ (Je. 24:5; Ezk. 12:13). In earlier antiquity it bore the name of Akkad
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Babylonia [băbˊə lōˊnĭ ə].† A major civilization in southern Mesopotamia, situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which flourished from the middle of the third through the late first millennia B.C. The Greeks named the country after the capital Babylon (Gk. Babylōn; Akk. Bāb-ili,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BABYLO´NIA (bab-i-lōʹni-a). The eastern end of the Fertile Crescent, which had Babylon for its capital, called Shinar (Gen. 10:10; 11:2; Isa. 11:11), and land of the Chaldeans (Jer. 24:5; Ezek. 12:13).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Rivers of Babylon
Rivers of Babylon(Ps. 137:1), i.e., of the whole country of Babylonia, e.g., the Tigris, Euphrates, Chalonas, the Ulai, and the numerous canals.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BABYLONIA [bab i LOW nih uh] — ancient pagan empire between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in southern Mesopotamia. The Babylonians struggled with the neighboring Assyrians for domination of the ancient world during much of their history. At the height of their power, the Babylonians overpowered the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BABYLONIA<bab-i-lo’-ni-a>Babylonia is a plain which is made up of the alluvial deposits of the mountainous regions in the North, where the Tigris and Euphrates have their source. The land is bounded on the North by Assyria and Mesopotamia; on the East by Elam, separated by the mountains of Elam; on
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Babylonia and AssyriaThe earliest cities for which there exist records appeared around the mouths of the Tigris and …Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The story of Western civilization began on a small plain in southwest Asia. Here 50 centuries ago
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Babʹy-loʹni-a, the province anciently called Shinar (Gen. 10:10), of which Babylon became the metropolis. It is an extensive alluvial plain between the Euphrates and Tigris, uninterrupted by hill or mountain, and subject to inundation from the annual rise in the two rivers. From its later and very famous
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