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Babylonian Empire (1950-1600 BC)

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The Babylonian Empire (Bible History Online)

Reports Saturday said some 2,000 people flocked to the Western Wall Plaza to recite the evening prayers and listen to the Book of Eicha, or Lamentations, which tells of the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonian Empire in the 6th century BCE.

With all this splendor the Babylonian empire was nothing more than a short epilogue to that of Assyria, ruled by the same methods and equally incapable of accomplishing anything permanent in politics. The succeeding kings from Evil-merodach () to Nabonidus were not even great warriors, and in 538, Babylon fell almost without a struggle before Cyrus, king of Persia, who was welcomed not only by the captive Jews () but even by the people of Babylon and at once entered on the whole inheritance of the empire. Cyrus had already overthrown the Median empire and the kingdom of Lydia in western Asia Minor, and on the east his conquests extended into Afghanistan, while his successor, Cambyses, subdued Egypt. Henceforth all western Asia was united in a single hand, and the Jews who returned to rebuild Jerusalem had before them no possibility of political independence and could give effect to their sense of nationality only under the form of an exclusive religious community.

Babylonian Empire (605 - 539 BC) - Worldology

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current20:43, 30 November 20101,435 × 1,109 (1.84 MB)Zunkir (talk | contribs)Ajout de villes, nouveau tracé des frontières.
11:44, 21 November 20101,435 × 1,109 (1.84 MB)Zunkir (talk | contribs)Changements en Anatolie.
20:38, 19 November 20101,435 × 1,109 (1.82 MB)Zunkir (talk | contribs){{Information |Description={{Multilingual description |fr= Extension approximative de l'empire néo-babylonien sous le règne de Nabonide (556-539 av. J.-C.). |en= Approximate extension of the Neo-Babylonian Empire during the reign of Nabonidus (556-539 B

Babylonian Empire (605 - 539 BC) ..

(5) According to , Abraham was a Babylonian from the city of Ur. It is remarkable that the name Abu ramu (Honored Father) occurs in the eponym lists for 677 B.C., and Abe ramu, a similar name, on a contract-tablet in the reign of Apil-Sin, thus showing that Abram was a Babylonian name in use long before and after the of the Patriarch. His father removed from Ur to Harran, from the old centre of the Moon-cult to the new. Talmudic tradition makes Terah an , and his religion may have had to do with his emigration. No excavations have as yet taken place at Harran, and Abraham's ancestry remains obscure. Aberamu of Apil-Sin's reign had a son Sha-Amurri, which fact shows the early intercourse between Babylonia and the Amorite land, or Palestine. In Abraham remained within the sphere of Babylonian language and influence, or perhaps even authority. Several centuries later, when Palestine was no longer part of the Babylonian Empire, Abd-Hiba, the King of , in his intercourse with his over-lord of , wrote neither his own language nor that of , but Babylonian, the universal language of the day. Even when passing into , Abraham remained under rule, for the Hyksos reigned there.

In the same year, Nabopolassar, the founding father of the Babylonian Empire, died. His son continued the expansion to the west, where he took over the former Assyrian possessions. It is not entirely clear where and when the border between Egypt and Babylonia was drawn: 24.7 implies that Egypt retired to the Sinai desert and left the Palestine coast in Babylonian hands, but the Greek researcher suggests that Gaza remained an Egyptian stronghold.