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Babylonian meaning

babylonian - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.
  2. 2. An inhabitant of Babylonia ( which included Chaldea); a Chaldean.
  3. 3. An astrologer; - so called because the Chaldeans were remarkable for the study of astrology.

babylonian - examples of usage

  1. If, therefore, we may regard it as an established fact that our narrative has not arisen out of Assyrian or Babylonian tradition, that the views and additions of Greek origin introduced into it leave the centre untouched; if we have succeeded in discovering, to a tolerably satisfactory degree, the outlines of the narrative of Ctesias, the main question still remains to be answered: from what sources is this narrative to be derived? - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
  2. If, as was proved above, neither Assyrian nor Babylonian traditions can be taken into consideration, Assyrian and Babylonian poems are by the same reasoning put out of the question. - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
  3. It has been assumed that the 45 kings whom the latter represents as following Semiramis were kings of Assyria, who ruled at the same time over Babylon, and were thus regarded as a Babylonian dynasty. - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
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