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Entry for Strong's #897 - Βαβυλών

Transliteration
Babylṓn
Phonetics
bab-oo-lone'  
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin (0894)
Parts of Speech
Noun Location
TDNT
1:514,89
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
Babylon = "confusion"
  1. 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.
  2. of the territory of Babylonia
  3. allegorically, of Rome as the most corrupt seat of idolatry and the enemy of Christianity
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 894 ‑ בָּבֶל (baw‑bel');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (12) NAS (12) HCS (12)
Matthew 3
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
Revelation 6
Matthew 3
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
Revelation 6
Matthew 4
Acts 1
1 Peter 1
Revelation 6
BYZ TIS TR
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 6
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 6
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 6
NA WH
N-DSF 1
N-GSF 5
N-NSF 5
N-VSF 1
N-DSF 2
N-GSF 6
N-NSF 6


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

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.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Βαβυλών, Βαβυλῶνος, (Hebrew בָּבֶל from בָּלַל to confound, according to Genesis 11:9; cf. Aeschylus Pers. 52 Βαβυλών δ' πολύχρυσος παμμικτον ὄχλον πέμπει σύρδην. But more correctly, as it seems, from בַּל בָּאב the gate i. e. the court or city of Belus (Assyr.Bab-Il the Gate of God; (perhaps of Il, the supreme God); cf. Schrader, Keilinschr. u. d. Alt. Test. 2te Aufl., p. 127f; Oppert in the Zeitsch. d. Deutsch. Morg. Gesellschaft, viii., p. 595)), Babylon, formerly a very celebrated and large 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 Belus. At length the city was reduced almost to a solitude, the population having been drawn off by the neighboring Seleucia, built on the Tigris by Seleucus Nicanor. (Cf. Prof. Rawlinson in B. D. under the word and his Herodotus, vol. i. Essays vi. and viii., vol. ii. Essay iv.) The name is used in the N. T.

1. of the city itself: Acts 7:43; 1 Peter 5:13 (where some have understood Babylon, a small town in Egypt, to be referred to; but in opposition cf. Mayerhoff, Einl. in die petrin. Schriften, p. 126ff; (cf. 3 at the end below)).

2. of the territory, Babylonia: Matthew 1:11f, 17; (often so in Greek writings).

3. allegorically, of Rome as the most corrupt seat of idolatry and the enemy of Christianity: Revelation 14:8 (here Rec.elz Βαβουλων); (in the opinion of some 1 Peter 5:13 also; (cf. 1 at the end, above)).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Βαβυλών , -ῶνος ,

(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.†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

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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List of Word Forms
ΒΑΒΥΛΩΝ Βαβυλὼν Βαβυλωνι Βαβυλῶνι Βαβυλωνος Βαβυλῶνος βαδδίν βαδιείται βάδιζε βαδίζειν βαδίζετε βαδίζον βάδιζον βαδίζοντες βαδίζων βαδιούνται βαδίσαντες βαδίσας βαδίσατε βαδίσης βάδισον βαθέως BABULoN BABULŌN Babuloni Babulōni Babulonos Babulōnos BABYLoN BABYLŌN Babylṑn Babyloni Babylôni Babylōni Babylō̂ni Babylonos Babylônos Babylōnos Babylō̂nos
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