Questions tagged [babylon]
Questions about the Babylon and Babylonian culture and history.
Did Jeremiah's prophecy about Pharaoh's defeat at Nebuchadnezzar’s hands fail?
Jeremiah 46:2-12 foretells Necho's defeat at Carchemish, which indisputably happened. The fulfillment of verses 13-26, on the other hand, is a tad bit unclear. This second Egypt-concerned message ...
Who is the Whore of Babylon?
Who is the Whore of Babylon mentioned in the Bible especially in Revelation? “a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman ...
How can there be Babylonian ideas in the Samaritan Torah if the Samaritans were never exiled?
In the Torah, the first five books of the bible, there are various narratives that bear strong resemblance to various Babylonians myths. Notably the story of creation, Adam and Eve, and the flood all ...
Did Ephraim(Northern Kingdom) Return To The Land After the Babylonian Captivity?
I have a question that I have a hard time answering. Did a remnant of Northern Kingdom return to the land after the Babylonian captivity and if so, did their tribal allotment originally in the book of ...
Did scholars doubt Belshazzar's existence before 1854?
I realise this isn't entirely related to hermeneutics, but anyway I was doing some research on people's views on King Belshazzar mentioned in Daniel 5. All the Christian apologists who defend the book ...
Why are the righteous cut off together with the wicked in Ezekiel 21:3?
KJV Ezekiel 21 : 3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the ...
Akkadian Prophecies and Daniel [closed]
There are currently five Babylonian cuneiform “ex eventu” texts known as the Akkadian Prophecies. They are dated as old as 1st millennium BC (I think) but the youngest one dates to the early 3rd ...
Will the Ancient City of Babylon be Rebuilt?
The city of Babylon is mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Does this mean the ancient city of Babylon will be rebuilt to be destroyed a second time? See verses: Rev 14:8 - Then a second angel ...
Why did Daniel interpret the 70 years of Babylonian servitude to be the same length of desolation?
In 539 BCE Daniel seems to suggest (Daniel 9:2) that he understood the desolation of Jerusalem to last 70 years. in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according ...
Dating Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem w/ Only the Bible
I am interested to see if it's possible to obtain an approximate date of when Jerusalem was destroyed (secular sources say 587 BCE using cuneiform tablets, astronomy, etc.) with only the Bible and its ...
What External Evidence Do We Have For Samaritans Living In Babylon in the 6th or 5th Century BC? [closed]
The vision of Zechariah 5.5-11 was given to the prophet to encourage the Jews that the wicked Samaritans who had been opposing their efforts to rebuild the Temple would be removed from Jerusalem and ...
How old was Ezra when he came to Jerusalem?
1Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah, 2 The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub, 3 The ...
Did Judah go to Babylon for captivity because of the error of Hezekiah or for the sins of Manasseh?
As I study the various accounts of the captivity of Judah, I have begun to encounter some difficulties over the remote cause of Judah's captivity in Babylon. Quite a number of commentators hold the ...
What were the Chaldeans?
Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. (Dan 2:2) Strong's ...
How does God punish Babylon in Jeremiah 25:12?
Initial God threatens to destroy Judah using the Babylonian king if it persisted in its evil practices and worship of other gods. Jeremiah 25:8 NIV 8 Therefore the Lord Almighty says this: “Because ...
Was Mesalim King of Kish, the same person as Moses king of Kush? [closed]
Mesilim Mesilim Mesilim (Sumerian: 𒈨𒁲), also spelled Mesalim (c. 2600 BC), was lugal (king) of the Sumerian city-state of Kish. Though his name is missing from the Sumerian king list, Mesilim ...
Is what Laban said in Genesis 29:26 true?
In Genesis 29:26, after Jacob asks why Laban deceived him, Laban responds: "And Laban said, 'It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.'" I've tried ...
Doesn't Jeremiah 3:16 confirm that the ark of the covenant was destroyed with the first temple in 586 BC?
" And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: ...
Isaiah 14:12 - relationship to Canaanite religion
In Isaiah 14:12, (a passage addressed to the king of Babylon) Isaiah says: Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of ...
Re. The Crucifixion: Possible to Correlate Timekeeping and Calendar Systems?
Related: - Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day Began at Sunset? - In the Gospels, How Should the Hours of the Day be Understood? - Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day ...
Have the sizes of the image of gold made of Nebuchadnezzar any significance?
King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. (Daniel 3:1) Did these sizes represent something in ...
Does Psalm 137 refer to the Babylonian captivity when Ezekiel was alive?
Wikipedia says: According to the Hebrew Bible, there were four deportations of Jews to Babylon. One of these times was when Ezekiel was prophesying. Psalm 137 refers to a Babylonian captivity: ...