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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 - Josiah fathered [fn]Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon G897.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:12 - After the deportation to Babylon G897: Jeconiah fathered [fn]Shealtiel, and Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:17 - So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon G897, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon G897 to the [fn]Messiah, fourteen generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:43 - ‘YOU ALSO TOOK ALONG THE TABERNACLE OF MOLOCH AND THE STAR OF YOUR GOD [fn]ROMPHA, THE IMAGES WHICH YOU MADE TO WORSHIP. I ALSO WILL DEPORT YOU BEYOND BABYLON G897.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:13 - She who is in Babylon G897, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 14:8 - And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “[fn]Fallen, fallen is Babylon G897 the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the [fn]passion of her sexual immorality.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:19 - The great city [fn]was split into three parts, and the cities of the [fn]nations fell. Babylon G897 the great was remembered in the sight of God, to give her the cup of the wine of [fn]His fierce wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:5 - and on her forehead a name was written, [fn]a mystery: “BABYLON G897 THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:2 - And he cried out with a mighty voice, saying, “[fn]Fallen, fallen is Babylon G897 the great! She has become a dwelling place of demons and a [fn]prison of every unclean spirit, and a [fn]prison of every unclean and hateful bird.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:10 - standing at a distance because of the fear of her torment, saying, ‘Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon G897, the strong city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 18:21 - Then [fn]a strong angel picked up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, “So will Babylon G897, the great city, be thrown down with violence, and will never be found again.

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