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date: 13 November 2019

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The Babylonian Empire appears in multiple manifestations in the Bible. In Revelation 17–18, Babylon is characterized as the “whore of Babylon.” In Genesis 11 the Tower of Babel episode extends the complexity and multifaceted representations of Babylon, while Daniel 3–4 recounts particular episodes of the encounter between Daniel and the Babylonian king. However, the most prominent feature of the Babylonian Empire in the Bible is that of the Babylonian exile. This article approaches the topic of the Babylonian Empire in the Bible broadly regarding themes and and explores several representative texts.

Keywords: Old Testament, Hebrew Bible, Nebuchadnezzar, Jeremiah, Exile, Daniel, postcolonialism

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