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A code name based on wordplay used for Chaldea, the region in southern Babylonia near the Persian Gulf (Jer 51:1).
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LEB-KAMAI, LEB-QAMAI (Lĕb-kāʹ mī) Transliteration of Hebrew text. A code name for Babylon (Jer. 51:1, NASB, NIV, NRSV, REB, RSV margin; Kambul, NEB). The code employed is athbash, a code which replaces each letter of a word with a letter that stands as far from the end of the alphabet as the coded
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Leb Kamai leb’kuh-mi’ (לֵב קָמָי H4214, “heart of my adversaries”). NRSV Leb-qamai. In an oracle against Babylon, God announces that he will stir up a destroying spirit (or wind) against “the people of Leb Kamai” (Jer. 51:1; KJV, “them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me”). It is