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Akkadian Period

Akkadian Period  

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[CP]A cultural grouping named after an archaeologically unlocated site in the northern part of Sumer (possibly Babylon) that became the capital city of the Akkadian state founded by Sargon in c.2370 ...
Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great  

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[Na]Leader of the Macedonians. Born in 356 bc, Alexander was tutored in his early years by Aristotle before succeeding his father Philip as king of Macedonia and the mainland of Greece in 336 bc. ...
Alisandre Macedo

Alisandre Macedo  

Alexander the Great (356–323 bc) of Macedon (Macedoyne), son of Philip II and Olympias, was educated by Aristotle, and soon showed himself to be a brilliant military commander. He invaded ...
Amarna Letters

Amarna Letters  

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Discovered in 1887, the archive of El‐Amarna in Egypt has yielded 379 cuneiform tablets that are among the most precious finds of Near Eastern archaeology. Tell el‐Amarna, located about 500 ...
Amraphel

Amraphel  

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The leader of an alliance of five kings who defeated a coalition of four rebels in the Dead Sea area (Gen. 14). The identification, once popular, that this Amraphel was the famous Hammurabi of ...
Antiochus I Soter

Antiochus I Soter  

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(c.324–261bc), eldest son of Seleucus I and the Bactrian Apame, crown prince (mār šarri) in Babylonia before he became co-regent with Seleucus I (292–281/0); then held responsibility for the ‘Upper ...
Asia

Asia  

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The largest continent in the world, occupying a third of its land surface. Asia stretches from the Arctic to the Equator and from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. Asia includes the Indian ...
assembly

assembly  

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The people of Israel were summoned as a whole community to listen to Moses and Aaron (Exod. 12: 3) and to Solomon (1 Kgs. 8: 14). In the taunt song over Babylon, the king of Babylon is mockingly made ...
Assyria

Assyria  

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An ancient country in what is now northern Iraq, and which from the early part of the 2nd millennium bc was the centre of a succession of empires; it was at its peak in the 8th and late 7th centuries ...
Babiloigne

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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the ancient city of Babylon, on the river Euphrates. It is marked prominently on medieval maps, and was regularly associated

Babylon

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The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible

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2002
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Babylon is the rendering of Akkadian Babilum (Babilim), the city that for centuries served as capital of the “land of

Babylon

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

A Mesopotamian city situated slightly southwest of the convergence of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, Babylon (Babel in Hebrew) is

Babylon

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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The country between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, now Iraq, to which the Jews were exiled by Nebuchadnezzar after the

Babylon

Babylon   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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(Map 2:H4). Babylon is the rendering of Akkadian Babilum (Babilim), the city that for centuries served as capital

Babylon

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Babylon was an ancient Mesopotamian city on the Hilla branch of the Euphrates River, southwest of modern Baghdad, located at

Babylon

Babylon   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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site located on the bank of one of the branches of the Euphrates River, 90 km (59 mi.) southwest of

Babylon

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Ancient city and kingdom in southern *Mesopotamia. In the NT (1 Pet. 5: 13 and Rev. 18: 2

Babylon

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Ancient city on the River Euphrates in Mesopotamia, capital of the empire Babylonia. It was rebuilt after being

Babylon

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James A. Armstrong

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2012
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Babylon lies 56 miles (90 km) south of Baghdad, on the outskirts of the city of Hilla. Though it was

Babylon

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
an ancient city in Mesopotamia, the capital of Babylonia in the 2nd millennium bc under Hammurabi. The city (of which only ruins now remain) lay on the Euphrates and was noted by Classical ... More

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