Word study: babylon
August 12, 2012
Word Study: Babylon
- Babylon comes from the Old Greek, Babilani, which means “gate of the gods” in accordance with the polytheism of their culture. The root, bab means a gate and ilu means a god. The Older Persian form, Babiru, shows the historical replacement of “l” to “r” in words assimilated from Semitic.
- In ancient sacred texts, Babylon referred to a specific event in history. Is contextual relevance has been attached to things of like character and nature, from art to government to law to religion.
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