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But Babylon asks us to do a little more: It wants us to empathize.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
O daughter of Babylon… Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Read Psalm 137, the one that was turned into the catchy reggae song “Rivers of Babylon.”
The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where they wept by the waters.
The many glories of Babylon, for example, lay unexplored not far from the boundaries of Baghdad.
Tyre was the great commercial centre of the world at that time, as Babylon was the centre of imperial power.Beacon Lights of History, Volume II|John Lord
Such we may judge, from the descriptions of Diodorus, was the form of some of the great buildings at Babylon.Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon|Austen H. Layard
The shell of Babylon, the gorgeous city which rose by Euphrates, has indeed sunk into heaps; but Babylon herself is not dead.The Expositor's Bible|George Adam Smith
These shafts have been found in the ruins of Babylon and of other Chaldæan cities.A History of Art in Chalda & Assyria, v. 1|Georges Perrot
I prefer Scythia with you, to the crown of Babylon without you.Voltaire's Romances|Franois-Marie Arouet
Word Origin for Babylon
mid-14c., from Greek version of Akkadian Bab-ilani "the gate of the gods," from bab "gate" + ilani, plural of ilu "god" (cf. Babel). The Old Persian form, Babiru-, shows characteristic transformation of -l- to -r- in words assimilated from Semitic.
The capital of the ancient empire of Babylonia, which conquered Israel in the sixth century b.c. The Jews (see also Jews) were exiled to Babylon, which they found luxurious and corrupt. The prophet Daniel became a counselor to the king of Babylon (see the handwriting on the wall), and eventually the Israelites were allowed to return to their homeland. (See also Daniel in the lions' den.)