geographical name ancient country in valley of the lower Euphrates & the Tigris capital Babylon

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  • Babylonia — • Includes geography, history, and biblical references Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Babylonia     Babylonia     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Babylonia — ? Babylonia Baby …   Википедия

  • BABYLONIA — BABYLONIA, ancient country in Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers; corresponding approximately to modern iraq . Babylonia is the Greek form of the name babili – sometimes translated as gate of God – known from cuneiform texts …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Babylonia — [bab΄ə lō′nē ə] [L < Gr Babylōnia < Babylōn: see BABYLON] ancient empire in SW Asia, in the lower valley of the Tigris & Euphrates rivers: it flourished c. 2100 689 B.C. and again, as Chaldea or “New Babylonia,” c. 625 538 B.C …   English World dictionary

  • Babylonia — bezeichnet das antike Reich Babylonien eine Variante des Spiels Somawürfel Babylonia e.V., ein Sprachen und Kulturzentrum in Berlin den Alternativtitel des Filmes Die Sklavinnen von Damaskus Diese Seite ist e …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Babylonia — Ancient Mesopotamia Euphrates · Tigris Sumer Eridu · Kish · Uruk · …   Wikipedia

  • Babylonia — /bab euh loh nee euh, lohn yeuh/, n. an ancient empire in SW Asia, in the lower Euphrates valley: its greatest period was 2800 1750 B.C. Cap.: Babylon. * * * Ancient cultural region of the Tigris and Euphrates river system. The area was divided… …   Universalium

  • BABYLONIA — I. BABYLONIA Cognomen fuit Seleuciae, cuius (in confluente Euphratis fossâ perducti atque Tigris ???onditae a Seleuco, haud longe a Babylone) vicinitate exhausta est Babylon et in solitudinem redacta. De ea Plin. l. 6. c. 26. quae tamen Babylonia …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Babylonia —    The name Babylonia was and still is used in a variety of contexts. In the geographical sense, it is a general term for southeastern Mesopotamia, as opposed to the term Assyria, denoting northwestern Mesopotamia. In a political context,… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • BABYLONIA —    As a political term, Babylonia became current during the Kassite period when it was also known by its Kassite name Karduniash. It comprised the area south of the Jezirah up to the marshes of the Persian Gulf, bordered to the east and west… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Babylonia — 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) • Syn: ↑Chaldaea, ↑Chaldea • Derivationally related forms: ↑Chaldean… …   Useful english dictionary

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