Babylon rose from a Mesopotamian city on the Euphrates River to become a powerful city-state and later the capital city and namesake of one of the greatest empires in history. The city was located on the eastern side of the Fertile Crescent about 55 miles south of modern Baghdad. Babylon’s history intersected the biblical timeline early and often. The influence of Babylonia on Israel and on world history is profound.
In the Bible, Babylon is mentioned from Genesis to Revelation, as it rises from its rebellious beginnings to become a symbol of the Antichrist’s evil world system. When God’s people required discipline, God used the Babylonian Empire to accomplish it, but He limited Judah’s captivity to 70 years, Jeremiah 25:11.
Then, God promised to “punish the king of Babylon and his nation” , Jeremiah 25:12 “for all the wrong they have done in Zion,” (Jeremiah 51:24). Ultimately, all evil will be judged, as symbolized by Babylon’s demise in Revelation 18:21, “The great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again.”
The presentation covers the following:
The Babylonian Empire
The Founding of Babylon
The Tower of Babel
Babylon’s Early Growth
Nebuchadnezzar II’s Conquest
End of Presentation
This is one of several "companion" power point presentations that I offer under the heading ... Ancient Civilizations.