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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 G897:
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 - Ἰωσίας δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ἰεχονίαν καὶ τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος G897
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:12 - μετὰ δὲ τὴν μετοικεσίαν Βαβυλῶνος G897 Ἰεχονίας ἐγέννησεν τὸν Σαλαθιήλ Σαλαθιὴλ δὲ ἐγέννησεν τὸν Ζοροβαβέλ
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:17 - πᾶσαι οὖν αἱ γενεαὶ ἀπὸ Ἀβραὰμ ἕως Δαυὶδ γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ Δαυὶδ ἕως τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος G897 γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς μετοικεσίας Βαβυλῶνος G897 ἕως τοῦ Χριστοῦ γενεαὶ δεκατέσσαρες
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:43 - καὶ ἀνελάβετε τὴν σκηνὴν τοῦ Μολὸχ καὶ τὸ ἄστρον τοῦ θεοῦ ὑμῶν Ῥαιφάν τοὺς τύπους οὓς ἐποιήσατε προσκυνεῖν αὐτοῖς καὶ μετοικιῶ ὑμᾶς ἐπέκεινα Βαβυλῶνος G897
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:13 - ἀσπάζεται ὑμᾶς ἐν Βαβυλῶνι G897 συνεκλεκτὴ καὶ Μᾶρκος υἱός μου
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:8 - καὶ ἄλλος ἄγγελος δεύτερος ἠκολούθησεν λέγων ἔπεσεν ἔπεσεν Βαβυλὼν G897 μεγάλη ἐκ τοῦ οἴνου τοῦ θυμοῦ τῆς πορνείας αὐτῆς πεπότικεν πάντα τὰ ἔθνη
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:19 - καὶ ἐγένετο πόλις μεγάλη εἰς τρία μέρη καὶ αἱ πόλεις τῶν ἐθνῶν ἔπεσαν καὶ Βαβυλὼν G897 μεγάλη ἐμνήσθη ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ δοῦναι αὐτῇ τὸ ποτήριον τοῦ οἴνου τοῦ θυμοῦ τῆς ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - καὶ ἐπὶ τὸ μέτωπον αὐτῆς ὄνομα γεγραμμένον μυστήριον Βαβυλὼν G897 μεγάλη μήτηρ τῶν πορνῶν καὶ τῶν βδελυγμάτων τῆς γῆς
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - καὶ ἔκραξεν ἐν ἰσχυρᾷ φωνῇ λέγων ἔπεσεν ἔπεσεν Βαβυλὼν G897 μεγάλη καὶ ἐγένετο κατοικητήριον δαιμονίων καὶ φυλακὴ παντὸς πνεύματος ἀκαθάρτου καὶ φυλακὴ παντὸς ὀρνέου ἀκαθάρτου καὶ φυλακὴ παντὸς θηρίου ἀκαθάρτου καὶ μεμισημένου
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:10 - ἀπὸ μακρόθεν ἑστηκότες διὰ τὸν φόβον τοῦ βασανισμοῦ αὐτῆς λέγοντες οὐαὶ οὐαί πόλις μεγάλη Βαβυλὼν G897 πόλις ἰσχυρά ὅτι μιᾷ ὥρᾳ ἦλθεν κρίσις σου
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:21 - καὶ ἦρεν εἷς ἄγγελος ἰσχυρὸς λίθον ὡς μύλινον μέγαν καὶ ἔβαλεν εἰς τὴν θάλασσαν λέγων οὕτως ὁρμήματι βληθήσεται Βαβυλὼν G897 μεγάλη πόλις καὶ οὐ μὴ εὑρεθῇ ἔτι
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