Babylon

Babylon was the seat of power for the neo-Babylonian empire that destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple about 2600 years ago, during the days of the prophet Jeremiah.

Babylon was the subject of many prophecies in the Bible, including some by Jeremiah and Isaiah. In Jeremiah 25:11-12, we were told that Babylon would rule over the land of Judah for a period of 70 years. He also said that this subjugation would include an exile that would end at the end of that 70-year period.

The neo-Babylonian empire rose to power in 612 BC with the defeat of the Assyrians at Nineveh. A few years later, in 609 BC, the Babylonians captured and killed the last Assyrian king. Seventy years later, in 539 BC, the neo-Babylonian empire fell to Cyrus and his invading army of Medes and Persians.

Babylon never again rose to power but began a gradual process of decline, during the course of centuries, until the city was abandoned and buried in sand. Babylon began a new life as an archaeological site during the 1800s.

Babylon appears in 255 Bible verses: 2 Kgs 17:24, 2 Kgs 17:30, 2 Kgs 20:12, 2 Kgs 20:14, 2 Kgs 20:17, 2 Kgs 20:18, 2 Kgs 24:1, 2 Kgs 24:7, 2 Kgs 24:10, 2 Kgs 24:11, 2 Kgs 24:12, 2 Kgs 24:15, 2 Kgs 24:16, 2 Kgs 24:17, 2 Kgs 24:20, 2 Kgs 25:1, 2 Kgs 25:6, 2 Kgs 25:7, 2 Kgs 25:8, 2 Kgs 25:11, 2 Kgs 25:13, 2 Kgs 25:20, 2 Kgs 25:21, 2 Kgs 25:22, 2 Kgs 25:23, 2 Kgs 25:24, 2 Kgs 25:27, 2 Kgs 25:28, 1 Chr 9:1, 2 Chr 32:31, 2 Chr 33:11, 2 Chr 36:6, 2 Chr 36:7, 2 Chr 36:10, 2 Chr 36:18, 2 Chr 36:20, Ezra 2:1, Ezra 5:12, Ezra 5:13, Ezra 5:14, Ezra 5:17, Ezra 6:5, Neh 7:6, Neh 13:6, Est 2:6, Ps 87:4, Ps 137:1, Ps 137:8, Isa 13:1, Isa 13:19, Isa 14:4, Isa 14:22, Isa 21:9, Isa 39:1, Isa 39:3, Isa 39:6, Isa 39:7, Isa 43:14, Isa 47:1, Isa 48:14, Isa 48:20, Jer 20:4, Jer 20:5, Jer 20:6, Jer 21:2, Jer 21:4, Jer 21:7, Jer 21:10, Jer 22:25, Jer 24:1, Jer 25:1, Jer 25:9, Jer 25:11, Jer 25:12, Jer 25:26, Jer 27:6, Jer 27:8, Jer 27:9, Jer 27:11, Jer 27:12, Jer 27:13, Jer 27:14, Jer 27:16, Jer 27:17, Jer 27:18, Jer 27:20, Jer 27:22, Jer 28:2, Jer 28:3, Jer 28:4, Jer 28:6, Jer 28:11, Jer 28:14, Jer 29:1, Jer 29:3, Jer 29:4, Jer 29:10, Jer 29:15, Jer 29:20, Jer 29:21, Jer 29:22, Jer 29:28, Jer 32:2, Jer 32:3, Jer 32:4, Jer 32:5, Jer 32:28, Jer 32:36, Jer 34:1, Jer 34:2, Jer 34:3, Jer 34:7, Jer 34:21, Jer 35:11, Jer 36:29, Jer 37:1, Jer 37:17, Jer 37:19, Jer 38:3, Jer 38:17, Jer 38:18, Jer 38:22, Jer 38:23, Jer 39:1, Jer 39:3, Jer 39:5, Jer 39:6, Jer 39:7, Jer 39:9, Jer 39:11, Jer 39:13, Jer 40:1, Jer 40:4, Jer 40:5, Jer 40:7, Jer 40:9, Jer 40:11, Jer 41:2, Jer 41:18, Jer 42:11, Jer 43:3, Jer 43:10, Jer 44:30, Jer 46:2, Jer 46:13, Jer 46:26, Jer 49:28, Jer 49:30, Jer 50:1, Jer 50:2, Jer 50:8, Jer 50:9, Jer 50:13, Jer 50:14, Jer 50:16, Jer 50:17, Jer 50:18, Jer 50:23, Jer 50:24, Jer 50:28, Jer 50:29, Jer 50:34, Jer 50:35, Jer 50:39, Jer 50:42, Jer 50:43, Jer 50:45, Jer 50:46, Jer 51:1, Jer 51:2, Jer 51:6, Jer 51:7, Jer 51:8, Jer 51:9, Jer 51:11, Jer 51:12, Jer 51:24, Jer 51:29, Jer 51:30, Jer 51:31, Jer 51:33, Jer 51:34, Jer 51:35, Jer 51:37, Jer 51:41, Jer 51:42, Jer 51:44, Jer 51:47, Jer 51:48, Jer 51:49, Jer 51:53, Jer 51:54, Jer 51:55, Jer 51:56, Jer 51:58, Jer 51:59, Jer 51:60, Jer 51:61, Jer 51:64, Jer 52:3, Jer 52:4, Jer 52:9, Jer 52:10, Jer 52:11, Jer 52:12, Jer 52:15, Jer 52:17, Jer 52:26, Jer 52:27, Jer 52:31, Jer 52:32, Ezek 12:13, Ezek 17:12, Ezek 17:16, Ezek 17:20, Ezek 19:9, Ezek 21:19, Ezek 21:21, Ezek 24:2, Ezek 26:7, Ezek 29:18, Ezek 29:19, Ezek 30:10, Ezek 30:24, Ezek 30:25, Ezek 32:11, Dan 1:1, Dan 2:12, Dan 2:14, Dan 2:18, Dan 2:24, Dan 2:48, Dan 2:49, Dan 3:1, Dan 3:12, Dan 3:30, Dan 4:6, Dan 4:29, Dan 4:30, Dan 5:7, Dan 7:1, Mic 4:10, Zech 2:7, Zech 6:10, Matt 1:11, Matt 1:12, Matt 1:17, Acts 7:43, 1 Pet 5:13, Rev 14:8, Rev 16:19, Rev 17:5, Rev 18:2, Rev 18:10 and Rev 18:21.

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