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1An inhabitant of Babylon or Babylonia.
- ‘For the Jews this was Yahweh; for the Babylonians, Marduk.’
- ‘The ancient Assyrians, Babylonians, Egyptians and Jews endowed this remarkable plant with holy virtues.’
- ‘Anyone who has studied ancient history at high school can recall the Sumerians, the Assyrians and the Babylonians, and the mighty Tigris and Euphrates rivers.’
- ‘Dwarfed by the great empires of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Egyptians, were the Hebrews.’
- ‘Sumerians and Babylonians employed a sexagesimal number system.’
- ‘The belief in immortality, a belief not to be found in Moses, gradually began to be accepted by the Jews after their bondage by the Egyptians and Babylonians.’
- ‘Civilizations like the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians thrived within the nation's borders.’
- ‘After defeating the Babylonians, Cyrus freed the Jews they had enslaved and rebuilt the first temple in Judah.’
- ‘In 426 he attacked the Babylonians of Aristophanes as a slander on the state.’
- ‘These groups included the Babylonians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Persians, Greeks, and Romans.’
- ‘Ancient Egyptians, Sumerians and Babylonians have also been hailed as the originators of palm-reading.’
- ‘I shall not dwell on ancient history, on the conquests of that part of the world by the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Arabs, the Crusaders.’
- ‘How much did it owe to Islam and how much to the earlier heritage of Babylonians, Assyrians and Egyptians.’
- ‘The Babylonians made pottery, terra-cotta sculptures, and writing surfaces with the clay they had.’
- ‘The area later changed hands among Assyrians, Babylonians, and Greeks.’
- ‘In 538 BC Persian emperor Cyrus defeated the Babylonians and Jews were allowed to return to Jerusalem.’
- ‘The later Babylonians, Arameans and Assyrians all assimilated the culture initially prepared by the Sumerians.’
- ‘The Babylonians had three classes according to the code.’
- ‘The city fell to the Babylonians in c. 587 BC and was extensively destroyed.’
- ‘The literature of the Assyrians, Babylonians and Sumerians mentions the dog in rapturous phrases.’
2[mass noun] The dialect of Akkadian spoken in ancient Babylon.
- ‘THe point of Babylonian is that few written records of it exist, and it has complete died out as a language, which is strange considering that it was the biggest empire around at the time.’
- ‘In 1844, Rawlinson scaled the almost sheer cliffs of Bisitun, in Persia, copying relief sculptures and their accompanying cuneiform inscriptions in Old Persian, Elamite and Babylonian.’
- ‘My mother tells me she met a Norwegian archeologist born in Wakefield who speaks ancient Babylonian and has been thrown off digs in Iran and the Gaza Strip.’
- ‘Thus it is much closer to other Northwest Semitic languages such as Hebrew or Phoenician, than to languages outside that group, such as Arabic or Babylonian.’
Relating to Babylon or Babylonia.
- ‘The early civilizations of Mesopotamia included the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires.’
- ‘The Hebrew Bible also describes nonviolent resistance to Babylonian and Persian power.’
- ‘Very crudely speaking, these two artefacts bookend the period of Babylonian supremacy in Mesopotamia.’
- ‘Go south to Sumerian and Babylonian sites, Sippar, Babylon, Kish, Borsippar, Nippur, Uruk, Ur, Eridu.’
- ‘The palace was never rebuilt after its destruction at the hands of the Babylonian ruler Hammurabi in c. 1759 bc.’
- ‘Among the Jewish communities sampled, North Africans (Moroccans, etc.) were most closely related to Babylonian Jews.’
- ‘In the Old Testament, prophets regularly warned God's People against bowing down to the graven images of Baal that so entranced their Phoenician and Babylonian neighbors.’
- ‘Hammurabi the Babylonian law-giver was portrayed with horns on a stele, and so forth.’
- ‘The people in the Babylonian society were ranked and treated according to the Hammurabi's Code.’
- ‘When Babylonian storytellers told of Gilgamesh, when Homer sang of Odysseus, when Vergil wrote of Aeneas, they were speaking about their first times.’
- ‘Why has Indian civilisation survived over the years, instead of going the way of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Babylonian civilisations?’
- ‘In Babylonian myth, Marduk slaughters the serpent Tiamat and makes the sky and the earth from her divided body.’
- ‘Before there were Greek, Roman, and British colonies, there was a Babylonian colony in Assyria.’
- ‘Turkish mountain dogs were bred and recorded in Babylonian times as protectors.’
- ‘The classic example is the Babylonian epic of Gilgamesh, but there are flood stories among the ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese and even the Irish.’
- ‘A Babylonian pillar belonging to Hammurabi's reign has medical rules inscribed on it.’
- ‘Gilgamesh, hero of Babylonian mythology, went on a journey to find Utnapishtin, who had survived the flood.’
- ‘The opera that first made him famous, Nabucco, used the Old Testament story of Jews taken captive by the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar.’
- ‘Iraq, situated in the Fertile Crescent of the ancient Babylonian emperors, was a country, populous and wealthy, but torn by ethnic and religious divisions.’
- ‘The cube-shaped vessel in the Babylonian account of Gilgamesh would be a ridiculously unstable boat that would roll all over the place.’
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