Babylon (Bab´uh-lahn; from Akkadian bâb îli, “the gate of the god”)

The Akkadian name of a Mesopotamian city. In the Hebrew Bible, Babylon refers both to Babylonia and Babylon, the region and its capital. Here, the population of Jerusalem was taken into captivity (2Kgs 24:10-25:21). In the NT (Matt 1:12; Matt 1:17; Acts 7:43), the name of the ancient city is used to depict Rome in its hostility to the Christian movement (1Pet 5:13; Rev 14:8; Rev 16:19; Rev 17:5; Rev 18:2; Rev 18:10; Rev 18:21).

2Kgs 24:10-25:21

10At that time the servants of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came up to Jerusalem, and the city was besieged.11King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon came to the city, ... View more

Matt 1:12

12And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Salathiel, and Salathiel the father of Zerubbabel,

Matt 1:17

17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deport ... View more

Acts 7:43

43No; you took along the tent of Moloch,
and the star of your god Rephan,
the images that you made to worship;
so I will remove you beyond Babylon.’

1Pet 5:13

13Your sister church in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings; and so does my son Mark.

Rev 14:8

8Then another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornicatio ... View more

Rev 16:19

19The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. God remembered great Babylon and gave her the wine-cup of the fury of his wrath ... View more

Rev 17:5

5and on her forehead was written a name, a mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of whores and of earth's abominations.”

Rev 18:2

2He called out with a mighty voice,
“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
It has become a dwelling place of demons,
a haunt of every foul spirit,
a haunt of eve ... View more

Rev 18:10

10they will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,
“Alas, alas, the great city,
Babylon, the mighty city!
For in one hour your judgment has come.”

Rev 18:21

21Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,
“With such violence Babylon the great city
will be thrown down,
... View more

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