Occurrences: 31 First Reference: Beginnings 11:34-35
Now after these things were accomplished, Yasher-Baal set his hand against the great
cities between the two rivers. And unto the law of Sumer did he add Shinar, Uruk,
Babel, and Calneh.
And over each did he place the sons of his loins. Thus Remlah was made king of Shinar,
and upon the throne of Uruk sat Marduk, and Melech was made king of Calneh, and upon
the throne of Babel did Belzebub rule.
Summary: Babel was one of the ancient Mesopotamian cities that came under the rule
of Yasher-Baal, the son of Cain, during the latter years of the Sumerian Empire (circa
8,800 BCE). After conquering the city of Babel, Yasher-Baal placed his son, Belzebub,
on the throne (B:11:34-35).
Some 7,000 years later, we read of Abram and his wife Sarah, who dwelt in a city
called Babel that was under the rule of Nimrod (Beginnings 24:21; 25:1).
Now when Michael had said these things, Emmanuel spoke to him, saying: “My Father,
in the land of Shinar, in the city of Babel, there is made to dwell the man Abram
and his wife, Sarah.
Now in the lands of Shinar, by the waters of Diyalah, did Nimrod the son of Cush
rule, for he had built up the waste places, and Babel was made prince among all the
cities of the plain.
For he built also the city of Erech and placed upon the throne thereof Mardon; and
he established the foundation of Luzon, for there was fought there in ancient times
a great battle.
But in Babel did Nimrod rule over the children of men, and he caused that the sons
of men should sin before the God of Heaven, for from the heart of a wicked man is
evil multiplied unto the children of men.