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SONG OF GOD - GLOSSARY
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Babylon / Babylonian(s)
Occurrences: 3First Reference: Yeshua 10:69
For in ancient times there strode about the earth Tiglath-Pileser, the Assyrian,
and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who, like young lions, thought to devour unto themselves
the whole earth.
See: Babel, Nebuchadnezzar
Summary: A major city-state of ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon possibly derived its
name from the city referred to in scripture as Babel. The known history of Babylon
presents the rise and fall of various Babylonian dynasties.
While Yeshua was teaching at the house of Demitrius in the city of Hippos, he made
reference to several builders of empire, including: Tiglath-Pileser, Nebuchadnezzar,
Cyrus of Persia, and Alexander of Macedonia. In response to a Roman who was heckling
Yeshua about his position on slavery, Yeshua mentioned these historical figures to
portray the rise and inevitable fall of empires built by those who enslave and take
dominion over others (Y:10:60-80).
While responding to scribes and Pharisees, Yeshua mentions Babylon in reference to
Israel’s past periods of captivity (Y:16:13-14; Y:26:6-72).
And though Moses led all Israel out of Egypt unto the promised land, and although
he gave unto you the law also, yet were your fathers delivered into captivity;
First unto the Assyrians, and then unto the Babylonians, for you were ever disobedient
and filled with mischief.
69. But Yeshua rebuked him, saying: “I tell you that in the last day shall there
ascend unto God a multitude of harlots and sinners from Jerusalem, being justified
by a great many tears.
70. But of Jerusalem, who can speak? For you know yourselves how that Jerusalem was
taken away captive in the days of Zedikiah, king of Judah.
71. For whose sake then were your fathers taken bound unto Babylon, for harlots or
72. I tell you truly that Jerusalem was brought low not by harlots, but rather by
hypocrites who saw not the sin of their own ways.
[...] In 63 CE, Jude was made a member of the apostleship, replacing Simon Zelotes
who was martyred in Babylon.
Azrael’s Commentary - Jude; para. 4
[...] Simon Zelotes was stoned to death in Babylon in 62 CE; his body was thrown
in the city dump for wild animals to eat.
Azrael’s Commentary - Simon Zelotes; para. 2