Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #897 - Βαβυλών
Babylon = "confusion"
- a very large and famous city, the residence of the Babylonian kings, situated on both banks of the Euphrates. Cyrus had formerly captured it, but Darius Hystaspis threw down its gates and walls, and Xerxes destroyed the temple of Belis. At length the city was reduced to almost solitude, the population having been drawn off by the neighbouring Seleucia, built on the Tigris by Seleucus Nicanor.
- of the territory of Babylonia
- allegorically, of Rome as the most corrupt seat of idolatry and the enemy of Christianity
Βᾰβῠλών, ῶνος, ἡ,
Babylon, Alc. Supp. 16.10, etc.: — Βᾰβῠλώνιοι, οἱ, Babylonians, Hdt. 1.77, etc., and Βᾰβῠλωνία, ἡ, Babylonia, Arist. Oec. 1352b27: — also Βᾰβῠλωνεύς, έως, ὁ, St.Byz.; fem. Βᾰβῠλωνίς, ίδος, Nonn. D. 40.303: — Adj. Βᾰβῠλώνιος, α, ον, Hdt. 1.106, etc.; ος, ον, Arr. An. 6.29.6; or Βᾰβῠλωνιακός, ή, όν, Alex. 308.
Βαβυλών , -ῶνος , ἡ
(H894, Heb. form of Assyr. Bab-ili, Gate of God), Babylon: Matthew 1:11-12; Matthew 1:17, Acts 7:43 (LXX); symbolically, of Rome: Revelation 14:8; Revelation 16:19; Revelation 17:5; Revelation 18:2; Revelation 18:10; Revelation 18:21, and prob. also 1 Peter 5:13.†
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P Iand 15iii. 5 (iv/A.D.) has Βαβ [υ ̣]λ [ω ̣ν ̣]α in a fragmentary context. See also P Flor II. 278ii. 8 (ii/ A.D.), a letter addressed στρατ ]ηγῶι Ἀραβία (ς ), where he is instructed καμήλους οὓς προσέ ]ταξεν ἄρρενας καὶ ῥωμαλέους , δυναμένους ταῖς πορείαις ὑπηρετεῖν , ἢ αὐτὸς ἄγαγε ἢ διά τινος τῶν σῶν πέμψον εἰς Βαβυλῶνα .
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