(gate of the gods), capital city of the Babylonians, situated on the river Euphrates. Patron deity: Marduk. Residence of major kings from the second millennium onwards. Also known as Shuanna.
A city in northern Sumer which an Amorite dynasty turned into the capital of an empire; the official language spoken was Akkadian
an ancient city and kingdom in Mesopotamia. Bada'a: create by initiating, beginning (ex nihilo).
capitol of Para, sometimes used for the planet
an ancient city, located about 50 miles south of modern-day Baghdad; this city first flourished during Hammurabi's rule from 1792-1750 BCE; eventually Babylon grew most powerful under the Persian Achaemenid and Seleucid rulers; there have been many important excavations of Babylon, and many cuneiform tablets have been found there.
the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capitol of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
A Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) Total Information Awareness (TIA) program to develop rapid, two-way, natural language speech translation interfaces and platforms for the warfighter for use in field environments for force protection, refugee processing, and medical triage. [ 10:2969] Click to view the Babylon project concept. NOTE: (2002) Babylon will build and deploy palm-sized PDA devices ( 12 hour battery endurance ) that will provide one-way speech translation for four target languages: Pashto, Dari, Arabic, and Mandarin.
This ancient city in Mesopotamia, on the Euphrates River, was noted for wealth, power, and wickedness. Return to Theme
a provincial capital in the 3d Dynasty of Ur, it later became the capital of southern Mesopotamia under the rule of Hammurabi.
The capital city of Babylonia in southern Mesopotamia; the Babylonians led by Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem in 587 B.C.E. and took Judeans into Babylonian exile; called Babel in Genesis 11.
Babylon (in Arabic: Ø¨Ø§Ø¨Ù„; in Syriac: Ü’Ü’Ü™Ü ) was an ancient city in Mesopotamia (modern Al Hillah, Iraq), the ruins of which can be found in present-day Babil Province, about 50 miles (80 km) south of Baghdad. The form Babylon is the Greek variant of Akkadian Babilu (bÄb-ilÃ», meaning "Gateway of the god(s)", translating Sumerian KA2.DINGIR.RA). It was the "holy city" of Babylonia from around 2300 BC, and the seat of the Neo-Babylonian Empire from 612 BC.
Babylon occurs in the Christian New Testament both with a literal and a figurative meaning. In the time of the New Testament, there was probably no Christian community in the actual city of Babylon. In the Book of Revelation, the city of Babylon seems to be the symbol of every kind of evil.
Babylon (Greek: , Strabo xvii. p. 807; Diod. i. 56; Joseph. Antiq. ii. 5; Ctesias Fr.; Ptol. iv. 5. Â§ 54), was a fortress city or castle in the Delta of Egypt. It was seated in the Heliopolite Nome, upon the right (eastern) bank of the Nile, in latitude 30Â° N., and near the commencement of the Pharaonic Canal (also called Ptolemy's Canal and Trajan's Canal), from the Nile to the Red Sea.