Ancient Babylonia - Introduction

This section contains much of the information from my program BKA #41 The Babylonians

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How to use this program

If you know the basics about Windows then your all set. I've tried to make this information program as simple as possible. Here are a few tips:

-Try to set your screen resolution to 1024x768. Check in your Windows Control Panel.
-Instructions for using this program are very self explanatory.
-The Table of Contents will guide you through the program.
-Pop-up definitions are in green with a dotted line.
-Jump texts are in green with a solid line like these Maps.
-Click on the Contents button at the top to bring you to the Start Page.
-Don't forget to experiment with copy and paste, annotations, print, search, and bookmark.
-This program works with any version of Windows.

Who is this program for?

Ps 119:130 "The entrance of Your Words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple."

As with all of my programs the main emphasis is on Biblical history. I designed this program to help students who wish to learn the basics about ancient Babylonia and its culture. Without a proper understanding of the ancient world the Bible can be very hard to understand and often misinterpreted.

What's covered in this program?

Who were the Babylonians? Where were they from? Why does the Bible mention so much about them? These questions and more are often asked by curious students of the Book of Books, the Bible. One of the main interests in this region of the world is no doubt attached to some of the miraculous events that happened nearby, such as the Garden of Eden, Noah s Ark, the Tower of Babel and the magnificent kingdom built by King Nebuchadnezzar where just his gardens were recorded in history as one of the wonders of the world. In this brief program my intention is to give a general overview of the Babylonians, their people, places and events that have been substantiated as fixed facts in history. I hope you enjoy it.


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I've tried to make this program simple, somewhat informative, and honest. But what really matters is what it does for you. Please let me know what you think. The easiest way is to use email:

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Ancient Babylonia
Ancient Babylonia
by R. Russell

2 Kin 24:13-14 "And Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the LORD and the treasures of the king's house, and he cut in pieces all the articles of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the LORD, as the LORD had said. Also he carried into captivity all Jerusalem: all the captains and all the mighty men of valor, ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths. None remained except the poorest people of the land."

Also see: Ancient Babylonia Map

Fall of Babylon Heart Message




History of Babylonia

Old Babylonian Period (2000 - 1595 BC)

The Amorites, Isin and Larsa, Hammurapi of Babylon, Classical Period, The Language, Religion Law Science and the Arts, Babylon, The KassitesThe People of the Sealand, The Hittite Kingdom

Middle Babylonian Period (1595 - 1000 BC)

The Kassite Dynasty, Kadashman-Enlil I and Burnaburiash II, Kurigalzu II, Elam and Assyria, Dur Kurigalzu a New Capital, The Kudurru, Nebuchadnezzar I, The Aramaeans, The Culture

Neo Babylonian Period (1000 - 539 BC)

Assyria, Nabu-nasir, Tiglath pileser III, The Babylonian Chronicles, The Chaldeans, Sennacherib, Ashurbanipal, Nabopolassar, Nebuchadnezzar II, The Fall of Babylon


Sumerian Origins, Schools of Scribes, Numbering Tablets, Aramaic and Greek, Poetry, Music, Myths, The Gilgamesh Epic, The Babylonian Flood Myth, Biblical Flood, Prayers and Hymns, Wisdom Literature, Prophecy, Cuneiform


Marduk and his son Nabu, Babylonian Gods, Temples and Rituals, Priests, Personal Idols, Divination, Astrology, Extispicy, The New Year's Festival, Morality, Prayers and Hymns, Prophecy

Law and Justice

Shamash the Sun God, Civil Law, Law Codes, Hammurapi and Retaliation, Code of Hammurapi Text, Legal Disputes, Labor, Criminal Law, Prisons Slaves and Women, Legal Documents

King and State

Monarchy, The King's Palace, The King's Harem, Communication, Roads, Scribes, Nebuchadnezzar II

Economy and Social Structure

Houses and Farms, Irrigation, Artisans, Manufacturing, Trade, Social Hierarchy, Family and Tribe, Domestic Relations, Schools


Scientific Knowledge, Astronomy, The Calendar, Mathematics, Medicine, Nature


Gilgamesh Tablet, The Hammurapi Stele, Ancient Map, Clay Model of a Sheep's Liver, Mathematics Tablet, Sheeps Liver Cuneiform, Seal Impression, Israelite Seal to Pedaiah, Clay Cylinder of Nabopolassar, The Striding Lion, The Ishtar Gate, The Dragon of Marduk, Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon, The Babylonian Chronicles, Basalt Block Inscription, The Ziggurats, Nabonidus Stele, Cyrus Cylinder

Biblical History

David Anoints Solomon, Solomon's Choice, Solomon's Temple, God's Ideal King, The Divided Kingdom, The Northern Kingdom Israel, The Southern Kingdom Judah, Judah's Kings, Hezekiah, The Destruction of Jerusalem, The Babylonian Captivity, Daniel and the Prophets, Nebuchadnezzar, The Return from Babylon

Questions about Babylon Answered in the Bible



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