Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia.
  • adj. Pertaining to the Babylon of Revelation xiv. 8.
  • adj. Pertaining to Rome and papal power.
  • adj. Confused; Babel-like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to, or made in, Babylon or Babylonia.
  • adj. Pertaining to the Babylon of Revelation xiv. 8.
  • adj. Pertaining to Rome and papal power.
  • adj. Confused; Babel-like.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Belonging to or made at Babylon.
  • Babel-like; confused.
  • Popish. See Babylonian, a., 3.

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Examples

  • Beginning of the so-called Babylonish Captivity, being the establishment of the papal court at Lyons, France.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07

  • But recent investigations have almost certainly established that these alleged books of Moses were composed in the sixth century B.C. at the earliest -- at any rate, after the return of the Israelites from the so-called Babylonish captivity.

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  • Another of the trio, in whose veins ran God alone knows what Semitic, Babylonish and Latin strains, gave a warning signal.

    CHAPTER V

  • Of course I would go on with the adventure, if adventure it might be called, to go sailing around Cape Horn with a shipload of fools and lunatics -- and worse; for I remembered the three Babylonish and

    CHAPTER X

  • This book found under Josiah, was unknown until the return from the Babylonish captivity; and it is said that it was Esdras, inspired by God, who brought the Holy

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • If the prayer originated during the Babylonish captivity, it is evident that the Jews at that time must have hoped for and expected a Redeemer.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • It was of a piece with the gross corruption and superstition of the Babylonish Church that such a viper and blood-sucking _Troldmand_ should be patronized and harboured by the Bishop.

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  • When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.

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  • The viewing of such questions as important indicates the degree of Babylonish captivity held by the person asserting it, I would argue; ie, it shows how far secular values have taken root.

    Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy

  • She was a great excavator of Babylonish and Hittite ruins, and she married a diplomat who went to glory three years back.

    Greenmantle

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