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King of Babylon in Isaiah
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The cultural and political center of Mesopotamia during much of the second and first millennia bc. Located in modern-day Iraq along one branch of the Euphrates River, about 59 miles southwest of Baghdad and 6 miles northeast of Hillah.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Babylon
Babylon (בבל‎, bbl; Βαβυλων, Babylōn; Akkadian: Bab-iliu; “the gate of god[s]”). The cultural and political center of Mesopotamia during much of the second and first millennia bc. Located in modern-day Iraq along one branch of the Euphrates River, about 59 miles southwest of Baghdad and 6 miles northeast
Babylon, Culture of
Babylon, Culture of Explores the religion, social structures, and economy of Babylon, a center of power in ancient Mesopotamia.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Babylon (Place)
BABYLON (PLACE) [Heb bābel (בָּבֶל); Gk Babylōn (Βαβυλων)]. A major city in central Mesopotamia, located on the Euphrates (32°33´N; 44°24´E). It played an important role in the history of the ANE during the 2d and 1st millennia b.c. Its present name comes from the Hellenized form of the Akk Bab-Ilu,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Babylon, Babylonia
Babylon, Babylonia. Land and people of southern Mesopotamia. Politically, Babylonia refers to the ancient kingdoms that flourished in southern Mesopotamia, especially in the 7th and 6th centuries bc, whose capital city was Babylon (or Bab-ilu, meaning “gate of god”). The term can also be used geographically
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Babylon
Babylon baʹbə-lon; BABEL bāʹbəl (Gen. 10:10; 11:9) [Heb. bābel—‘gate of god’; Akk. bāb-ili, bāb-ilāni—‘gate of god(s)’; Gk. Babylōn; Pers. Babirush]. The capital city of Babylonia. I. Location II. Name III. Early HistoryA. FoundationB. Old Babylonian PeriodC. Middle Babylonian PeriodD.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Babylon, Babylonia
BABYLON, BABYLONIA Land of southern Mesopotamia. Politically, Babylonia refers to the ancient kingdoms that flourished in southern Mesopotamia, especially in the seventh and sixth centuries bc, whose capital city was Babylon (or Bab-ilu, meaning “gate of god”). The term can also be used geographically
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Babylon
Babylon (bab´uh-luhn; from Akkadian bab ili, “the gate of the god”; Heb. babel), in the Bible, both the Mesopotamian region, more properly called Babylonia, and its capital city. The city of Babylon covered over two thousand acres, making it one of the largest ancient Mesopotamian sites. It is located
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Babylon
BABYLON. An ancient city-state situated on both banks of the river Euphrates in the land of Shinar (later called Chaldea), c. 40–50 miles S of modern Baghdad and 300 miles N of the Persian Gulf. Its name was derived from the Akkad. babilu—“gate of god.” It eventually became the capital city of the Babylonian
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Babylon
Babylon (Sum. KÁ.DINGIR.RA; Akk. bāb-ilim; Heb. bāḇel; Gk. Babyɩ̂n)An enormously important city in antiquity (“gate of the god”), situated on the Euphrates River SW of Baghdad.Babylon’s earliest history is obscure because of the lack of written sources and the virtual obliteration of the earliest
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Babylon
Babylon [băbˊə lən] (Heb. bāḇel “gate of God”; Gk. Babylōn).* Capital of Babylonia, situated on the Euphrates river approximately 80km. (50 mi.) south of modern Baghdad.The Hebrew name (translated “Babel” only at Gen. 10:10; 11:9) is based on the Akkadian form Bāb-ilī “gate of god,”
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Babylon (City Of); Babylonians
BABYLON (CITY OF); BABYLONIANS One of the most important cities of Mesopotamia, whose ancient name probably meant ‘the gate of the gods’. The ancient Hebrews understood the name differently: ‘Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth’ (Gen.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Babylon
BABYLON, BABYLONIA The name of an ancient empire centered in Mesopotamia. The empire took its name from its capital city, which was built on the east bank of the Euphrates River; its territory covered modern southern Iraq. Babylon had a significant influence on the history of the Near East and was particularly
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