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    This is not the tower of Babel; it is the tower of Samara, North of Baghdad, not too old, Abbasian building.
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  1. 1. Ancient Babylon MUSIC : BONNY M – RIVERS OF BABYLON
  2. 2. The Babylon Empire 606-536 BC
  3. 3. The Tower of Babel
  4. 4. The Euphrates River
  5. 5. The Euphrates River
  6. 6. The Euphrates River ‫חידקל‬ ‫נהר‬
  7. 7. The Tigris River
  8. 8. By the rivers of Babylon where we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion Psalms 137
  9. 9. BABYLON The city of Babylon was the capital of the ancient land of Babylonia in southern Mesopotamia. It was situated on the Euphrates River about 50 miles south of modern Baghdad, just north of what is now the modern Iraqi town of al-Hillah. Babylonia was an ancient empire that existed in the Near East in southern Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers. Throughout much of their history their main rivals for supremacy were their neighbors, the Assyrians. It was the Babylonians, under King Nebuchadnezzar II, who destroyed Jerusalem, the capital of the Kingdom of Judah, and carried the Israelites’ into captivity in 587 BC. The Hebrew prophet Jeremiah had foretold that the Jews would be free to return home to Jerusalem after 70 years. The Lord had encouraged His people through the prophets Ezekiel and Daniel who were also captives in Babylon. During this 70 year period of captivity, the Persians conquered Babylonia, and the Babylonians passed from the scene as a world power. In 538 Cyrus the Great, ruler of Persia issued an edict that allowed the Israelites to return home. And now Persia (Iran) has a little shithead called Ahmadinejad Comments by Arthur and I am solely responsible for them Two shitheads