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October 5, 2021 at 2:03 pm #89
What do know about the Babylonians as mentioned in the Bible?October 5, 2021 at 2:18 pm #93LateephaParticipant
The people of Babylon were referred to as the Babylonians. Babylon was an ancient city situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
Until its fall to Persia, it was one of the most prominent and prosperous ancient kingdoms.
The Babylonians led by King Nebuchadnezzar defeated and captured the people of Israel, as recorded in the Bible in 2 Chronicles
[The LORD] brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed
their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and spared neither young
man nor young woman, old man or aged. God handed all of them over to Nebuchadnezzar. 2 CHRONICLES 36:17
As powerful as they were, ultimately the Babylonians functioned as a tool in the hand of God. Unfortunately, God eventually needed to use that tool to bring judgment on His people.
The Babylonians lived in the southern part of what is now known as Iraq, between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. They gained prominence under the reign of Hammurabi, who united several smaller states and
codified the laws of the nation. Around 729 BC the Assyrians began to rule over them, but by 612 BC the Babylonians had joined with the Persians to break free from their grip and take over much of their
kingdom, including the regions of Israel and Judah.
Soon after this, the Babylonians became directly involved in Judean affairs as different kings rebelled against them. The Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar eventually attacked the capital city of Jerusalem in 586BC, destroyed the city and the temple, and exiled virtually all the
leading citizens to Babylon.
By 539 BC, King Cyrus of Persia captured the city of Babylon and decreed that all the Jews who had been exiled there could return to Judea.
The capital of Babylonia was Babylon, which was located about fifty-five miles south of modern-day Baghdad. The walls of this city were immense, but Cyrus of Persia conquered the city by diverting
the flow of the Euphrates River, which ran under the walls, thereby enabling his soldiers to enter the city.January 18, 2023 at 12:39 pm #1301
The Babylonians in the Bible: A Look at an Ancient Civilization’s Role in Religious Text
The Babylonians, an ancient civilization that existed in Mesopotamia between 1894 BC and 539 BC, are frequently mentioned in the Bible. They are depicted as the oppressors of the Israelites, and their role in the Bible is an important aspect of understanding the history and context of the religious text.
One of the most significant events in the Bible involving the Babylonians is the conquest of Jerusalem in 586 BC. The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar, who is depicted as God’s instrument of punishment for the Israelites’ sins, led the conquest and destroyed the Temple, leading to the exile of many Israelites to Babylon. The book of Jeremiah, in particular, describes the conquest of Jerusalem and the exile in great detail.
The book of Daniel also features the Babylonians prominently. The book tells the story of Daniel, who was among the Israelites exiled to Babylon. It details his interactions with Nebuchadnezzar, including his interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream and his ability to survive a night in a den of lions. The book of Daniel portrays the Babylonians as powerful but ultimately inferior to the god of the Israelites.
The Babylonian exile is also mentioned in the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, which describe the return of the Israelites to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of the Temple. The Babylonian Empire is depicted as allowing the Israelites to return and rebuild, which is considered as a sign of God’s mercy and forgiveness.
The Babylonians play a significant role in the Bible, not only as oppressors but also as a tool of God’s punishment and mercy. Their role in the Bible provides important historical and cultural context for understanding the religious text. It also provides insight into the relationship between the Israelites and the powerful empires of their time. The Babylonians were a civilization that left a lasting impact on the world, and their presence in the Bible continues to be studied and discussed today.January 18, 2023 at 12:40 pm #1302
The Babylonians are mentioned in the Bible as the oppressors of the Israelites. In the book of Jeremiah, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar is depicted as God’s instrument of punishment for the Israelites’ sins. The Babylonians conquered Jerusalem in 586 BC and destroyed the Temple, leading to the exile of many Israelites to Babylon. The book of Daniel tells the story of Daniel, who was among the exiles, and his interactions with Nebuchadnezzar. In the book of Ezra and Nehemiah, the Babylonian Empire is depicted as allowing the Israelites to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the TempleJanuary 18, 2023 at 12:41 pm #1303
The Babylonians: An Ancient Civilization That Left a Lasting Impact
The Babylonians were an ancient civilization that existed in Mesopotamia, in what is now modern-day Iraq, between 1894 BC and 539 BC. They were known for their impressive architectural achievements, including the construction of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
The Babylonians were also known for their contributions to science, mathematics, and astronomy. They developed a sexagesimal (base 60) numeral system that is still used today in time measurement, and they had a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, which they used to create a lunar calendar. They also made significant contributions to mathematics, including the development of the Pythagorean theorem and the concept of the square root.
In terms of governance, the Babylonians were ruled by a monarchy and had a complex system of laws, many of which were recorded in the famous Code of Hammurabi, one of the earliest written legal codes. The code dealt with issues such as property rights, trade, and family law and was considered to be one of the most advanced legal systems of its time.
However, the Babylonians are perhaps best known for their role in the Bible. The Babylonians were the oppressors of the Israelites, and the book of Jeremiah in the Bible depicts Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar as God’s instrument of punishment for the Israelites’ sins. The Babylonians conquered Jerusalem in 586 BC and destroyed the Temple, leading to the exile of many Israelites to Babylon. The book of Daniel tells the story of Daniel, who was among the exiles, and his interactions with Nebuchadnezzar.
In conclusion, the Babylonians were an ancient civilization that left a lasting impact on the world. They made significant contributions to science, mathematics, and astronomy, and their architectural achievements, such as the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, are still admired today. Additionally, their role in the Bible as the oppressors of the Israelites continues to be studied and discussed. The legacy of the Babylonians can still be seen in modern-day Iraq and the fact that their influence on the world continues to be felt centuries after their civilization collapsed.January 18, 2023 at 12:53 pm #1304
Bible verses about the Babylonians
Isaiah 13:19 “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Jeremiah 50:1 “The word that the Lord spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.”
Jeremiah 51:7 “Babylon hath been a golden cup in the Lord’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”
Jeremiah 51:11 “Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the Lord hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance of his temple.”
Revelation 18:2 “And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”
Isaiah 14:4 “That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!”
Jeremiah 50:23 “How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!”
Jeremiah 51:29 “And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.”
Jeremiah 51:34 “Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out.”
Jeremiah 51:37 “And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.”
Daniel 5:30-31 “In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.”
Isaiah 21:9 “And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.”
Jeremiah 50:40 “As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.”
Jeremiah 51:55 “Because the Lord hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:”
Revelation 14:8 “And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
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