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Lexicon :: Strong's G897 - babylōn

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Βαβυλών
Transliteration
babylōn (Key)
Pronunciation
bab-oo-lone'
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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Hebrew origin בָּבֶל (H894)
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TDNT Reference: 1:514,89

Strong’s Definitions

Βαβυλών Babylṓn, bab-oo-lone'; of Hebrew origin (H894); Babylon, the capitol of Chaldæa (literally or figuratively (as a type of tyranny)):—Babylon.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's G897 in the following manner: Babylon (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's G897 in the following manner: Babylon (12x).
  1. 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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Βαβυλών Babylṓn, bab-oo-lone'; of Hebrew origin (H894); Babylon, the capitol of Chaldæa (literally or figuratively (as a type of tyranny)):—Babylon.
STRONGS NT 897: Βαβυλών
Βαβυλών, -ῶνος, , (Hebrew בָּבֶל from בָּלַל to confound, according to Genesis 11:9; cf. Aeschylus Pers. 52 Βαβυλὼν δ’ πολύχρυσος πάμμικτον ὄχλον πέμπει σύρδην. But more correctly, as it seems, from בַּל בָּאב the gate i. e. the court or city of Belus [Assyrian Bâb-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 Βαβουλών]; Rev 16:19; 17:5; 18:2,10,21 (in the opinion of some 1 Peter 5:13 also; [cf. 1 at the end, above]).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
11:9
Matthew
1:11; 1:17
Acts
7:43
1 Peter
5:13; 5:13
Revelation
14:8; 16:19; 17:5; 18:2; 18:10; 18:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G897 matches the Greek Βαβυλών (babylōn),
which occurs 12 times in 11 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:11 - And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon: G897
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:12 - And after they were brought to Babylon, G897 Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:17 - So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon G897 are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon G897 unto Christ are fourteen generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:43 - Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. G897
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:13 - The church that is at Babylon, G897 elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:8 - And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon G897 is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:19 - And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon G897 came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON G897 THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon G897 the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:10 - Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, G897 that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:21 - And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon G897 be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

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