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- An ancient empire of Mesopotamia in the Euphrates River valley. It flourished under Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar II but declined after 562 BC and fell to the Persians in 539.
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- proper noun An ancient region and
empireof southern Mesopotamia, combining the territories of Sumerand Akkad.
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- noun an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
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They were liberally assisted by multitudes of their captive countrymen, who, born in Babylonia or comfortably established in it by family connections or the possession of property, chose to remain.
Assyria -- whither the ten tribes had been carried; Babylonia is mainly meant, to which Assyria at that time belonged; the two tribes were restored, and some of the ten accompanied them.
If he gave a history differing from that current in Babylonia, the Jews of that region would not have received it as true.
Eden -- probably a region in Babylonia (see Ge 2: 8).
Gilgamesh, King of Uruk in Babylonia (2700 B.C.), Responds to Advertising's Biggest Questions. [via Gravity Lens]
Kar is an Iranian-American who had been filming a documentary about Cyrus the Great, an emperor who conquered Babylonia, which is now modern day Iraq, roughly 2,500 years ago.
Paschal.p. 398) and the history of Theophanes, (p. * According to Le Beau, this massacre was perpetrated at Mahuza in Babylonia, not in the presence of Chosroes.
He would again follow the old road along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates and through what once was known as Babylonia, now known as Asuristan.
The site of Nippur, the ancient capital of Kengi, later known as Babylonia, is the scene of their labors.
From the time that the Assyrian rulers claimed a greater or small measure of control over the affairs of Babylonia, that is, therefore, from about the twelfth century, they were anxious to make good their claim by including in their pantheon the chief god of Babylonia.