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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #895 - בָּבֶל

Transliteration
bâbel
Phonetics
baw-bel'
Origin
corresponding to (H894)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Location
TWOT
197
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Babel or Babylon = “confusion (by mixing)”

1) Babel or Babylon, the ancient site and/or capital of Babylonia (modern Hillah) situated on the Euphrates

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (25)
Ezra
9
Daniel
16
NAS (25)
Ezra
9
Daniel
16
HCS (25)
Ezra
9
Daniel
16
BSB (25)
Ezra
9
Daniel
16
ESV (25)
Ezra
9
Daniel
16
WEB (25)
Ezra
9
Daniel
16
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בָּבֶל (i.e. “confusion,” for בַּלְבֵּל from the root בָּלַל, Genesis 11:9 compare Syr. ܒܳܒܥܳ confusion of speech, stammering, and as to the casting away of the second letter, see טוֹטָפָה for טָפְטָפָה, Lehrgeb. 134, 869; others [who reject the Scripture account as to the origin of the name, and follow their own fancies] make it i.q. باب بل gate, i.e. hall of Belus), pr.n. [Babel], Babylon, a very ancient and celebrated city of Asia, the metropolis of Babylonia, Genesis 10:10; 2 Kings 17:24, 20:12, seq.; Micah 4:10, etc., situated in Lat. 32°, 32´, on both banks of the Euphrates; its ruins still exist in the neighbourhood of the city of Hella (حاّة), and they have been of late accurately and learnedly described. See Herod. i. 178, 183. Strabo, xvi. 1, § 6. Ker Porter, Travels, ii. p. 283, seq. Heeren, Hist. Werke, xi. 158, seq. Germ. Encycl. v. Babylon. The name of the city was applied to the province of Babylonia, Psalms 87:4, 137:1 Isaiah 14:4, whence there is often mentioned מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל “the king of Babylonia;” a name also given to the kings of Persia, as to Cyrus, Ezra 5:13 to Artaxerxes, Nehemiah 13:6 compare אַשּׁוּר.

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List of Word Forms
בְּבָבֶֽל׃ בְּבָבֶל֒ בָּבֶ֑ל בָּבֶ֔ל בָּבֶ֖ל בָּבֶ֣ל בָּבֶֽל׃ בָבֶ֑ל בָבֶ֔ל בָבֶ֖ל בָבֶ֗ל בָבֶֽל׃ בָבֶל֙ בבבל בבבל׃ בבל בבל׃ לְבָבֶ֑ל לְבָבֶֽל׃ לבבל לבבל׃ bā·ḇel ḇā·ḇel bāḇel ḇāḇel baVel bə·ḇā·ḇel bəḇāḇel bevaVel lə·ḇā·ḇel ləḇāḇel levaVel vaVel
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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