Babylon

This ancient city state of Mesopotamia was known for housing the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient world. It was in the Fertile Crescent and located just south of modern day Baghdad.

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Did Babylonians believe in life after death?

Some elements of the Babylonian community did.

Those Jews who returned to Judah from their exile there brought this idea back with them. It was accepted back in Palestine by Jewish sects (eg Pharisees) of the Jewish community while others (eg Sadducees) did not, retaining the idea of Sheol as akin to a piece of blotting paper. This argument was still going on five hundred years later when apostle Paul is reported in Actsusing this dispute when on trial before the Sanhedrin.

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Did the prophet Jeremiah warn the kings of Judah against resisting Babylon?

A:Yes. Jeremiah was one of those who urged Jehoiakim to surrender to Nebuchadrezzar rather than risk disaster for Jerusalem.
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What was Hammurabi's greatest accomplishment?

Hammurabi's Code

The violent laws that kept his civilization in order. Based on social structure. i.e. Not too bad to kill slaves, but very bad to kill higher class. The saying "an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth" came from these codes. Also based Justinian's Laws

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Where was the code of Hammurabi found?

in mespotamia

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Who ruled Babylon?

Babel was built 2240bc Nov 18 Noah's year 732 which is 132x 360 days and so 130 years after the Flood 2370bc. For 346 years babel had no king, but rather when kings were being appointed in 2207bc around the world everywhere, those in Babel remianed as a mere body of kings or body of elders. None was sole king until 1894bc on Nov 2 the new year 1083 in 360-day calendar but year 476 in Egyptian 365-day calendar. Hamurabii ruled in 1792bc, the Maya pivot their calendar on this year thinnking he is Nimrod. However, when Nimrod died in Abydos Egypt at the age of 500 in 1770bc (Adam's year 2256am), it is then that Hamurabi went forth to conquer saying he was the son of Nimrod, the king of Babylon and all four quarters, all four kingdoms. Many chronologies alos pivot on 1763bc when he destroyed Mari Syria (relatives of Abram) whose year is found in Mayan chronology too and Jacob went back to Canaan in 1761bc after the city Mari was destroyed in 1762bc. Amizaduga died in Adams year 2400 (1626bc) and every chronology has this year of Venus Tablets as 3600am projecting the 2400 to year 6000 armageddon. Citizens hated the last king of Babylon so at Amizaduga's death they moved to India where their forefathers had gone when Ur was destroyed in 1900bc. Proof of both year 1900-1625bc is the fact that Hindu of 700bc use the 2400 back to 1900bc and back to their FLOOD 3102-3101bc) and thus say 1900bc was year 3600. They are the source of the 5500bc Adam to European end of world in 500 AD. It comes form the fact that in 275 years Venus has the same lunar dates. Thus the last hated ruler died in 1594bc when Moses was born. Like Abram predicted, Ur was gone and Babylon too. These 300 years 1894-1594bc are in so many chronologies claimed as 6 years earlier 1900-1600bc.

This is why you have the 3600 years 5500-1900bc or 5200-1600bc. The true 3600 was 1626bc to 1975. As Jesus warned of the end in 33 AD and it came and destoryed Jerusalem 37 years in 70 AD, so too the end which was warned in 1975 comes 37 years later.

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What was the code of Hammurabi?

The Code of Hammurabi, (or Codex Hammurabi) is a set of 282 laws and penalties devised by the Babylonian King, Hammurabi, in approximately 1700 BC.

Hammurabi's code of laws was written in a stone monument that stood approximately seven feet tall and was called a stele, where the upper portion showed a picture of Hammurabi standing infront of a seated sun god.

Hammurabi's code included more that two hundred and thirty-two laws, most resulting in a punishment of death or loss of limb if a law was broken.

Only one complete example of the codex remains today. The 8-foot tall carved basalt monolith was discovered by Egyptian archeologist Gustav Jéquier, in Iran (formerly Susa, Elam), in 1901, and is on display at the Louvre, in Paris.

The text of Codex Hammurabi has been translated from cuneiform to English.

Elements of the law were:

Authority:

First the law begins by giving the authority by which King Hammurabi had the power to create, or invoke, the law. Quoting "Then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince, who feared god, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; that the the strong should not harm the weak; so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash, and enlighten the land, to further the well-being of mankind."

This type of "Deceleration of Authority" is still required by most nations, the USA being one of them, and a "law" is deemed not valid without the statement of authority.

Declaration of Acts and Punishments:

The law also contains clear acts and punishments for those acts throughout, such as: "If any one ensnare another, putting a ban upon him, but he can not prove it, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death." (a basic law against kidnapping)

(There is no 13th law because, then as now, the number 13 is considered unlucky.)

Closing Authority (and an interesting note):

Hammurabi then closed the laws with the authority he was given, one specific note is made that is repeated in the US Constitution even, as quote: "In future time, through all coming generations, let the king, who may be in the land, observe the words of righteousness which I have written on my monument; let him not alter the law of the land which I have given, the edicts which I have enacted; my monument let him not mar." The quote "Supreme law of the land" appears in the US Constitution, article 6. The Code of Hammurabi are basic laws that a King cannot even change because they were written into a stone (Basalt).

* According to historian Peter James, author of Centuries of Darkness, scholars disagree about date Codex Hammurabi was written, with estimates spanning a period of approximately 250 years.

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What empire did Hammurabi lead?

Hammurabi lead the Babylonian Empire.

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Why was Hammurabi's law not fair?

Because it honored rich people ex. if a rich person killed a poor person Hammurabi would take a little money ,but if a poor person killed a rich person that person be sentenced to death

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What is the answer key to the Hammurabi King of Babylon Crossword?

1. Hammurabi

2. Mesopotamia I think these are the answers. Hope it helps!

3. Warrior

4. Accusation

5. Document

6. Military

7. Wages

8. Exist

9. City State

10. Reign

11. Rights

12. Campaign

13. Ally

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Who built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon?

King Nebuchadnezzar

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The Code of Hammurabi is a product of this civilization?

Mesopotamian, more specifically Babylonian.

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What warlike kingdom created the first empire?

Akkad

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How many laws did the Hammurabi have?

280 laws. Also hey had these laws on a stone called a stele.

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What is another name for Babylon?

Babylon
Babel or confusion.

בבל

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How does the Hammurabi's code affect future times?

Citizens would probably be scared because Hammurabi's laws were super strict and would probably threaten people.

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When did Babylonian Empire begin and end?

There were a number of different Babylonian Empires. The first independent Babylonian Empire became independent in 1894 B.C.E. and the last independent Babylonian state was conquered (by Achaemenid Persia) in 539 B.C.E.

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What were the Hanging Gardens made from?

Baked brick and asphalt.

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What were the foods Daniel and his three friends couldn't eat from King Nebuchadnezzar's court?

As related in the book of Daniel, these four young men chose to eat none of the King's food, since it wasn't kosher. Instead, they subsisted on legumes.

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The major achievement of Hammurabi, ruler of Babylon was his code of?

His code of laws.

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In the Bible what is meant by 'Babylon the Great'?

About 600 BC, Babylon became the Middle East power or empire. It is often referred to as the Great because at its time it was great and controlled more of the world than any other empire. Since it's time, empires have become increasingly smaller in their dominion or influence over the people of the world. Prophets often used Babylon as a symbol of worldly power or a power that was in opposition to God. As the people of the world become more worldly, they become more like the people of Babylon who were wicked in every sense of the word. There are no ungodly behavior today that has not be engaged in in the past. As is said, "new morality is just more old immorality." So, when the scriptures say that Babylon will fall, it is saying that the governments and people of the world who are not a part of God's kingdom will eventually fall and as scripture says, "and great shall be the fall thereof."

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You must look at Daniel and Revelations and 1John and then you can start to see what is being taught If God opens it for you. This is now being opened in these last days. 1 john already starts to tell us it is the antichrist and to make it short, it is Satan as he rules all churches in the last days and already started in johns day. that is what the desolation that sitteth in the holy place means. Satan is spirit and is loose from now until then last day. So flee from judea(churches) and unto the mountains .But the true believers is where truth is until Judgment from here on out.

"And one of the seven angels that had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying: 'Come, I will show you the judgment upon the great harlot who sits on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, whereas those who inhabit the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.'"-Revelation 17:1, 2.

"The great harlot"! Why so shocking a designation? Who is she? Some have identified this symbolic harlot with ancient Rome. But Rome was a political power. This harlot commits fornication with the kings of the earth, and this evidently includes the kings of Rome. Besides, after her destruction, "the kings of the earth" are said to mourn her passing. Therefore, she cannot be a political power. (Revelation 18:9, 10) Additionally, since she is mourned also by the world's merchants, she could not picture big business. (Revelation 18:15, 16) We read, however, that 'by her spiritistic practice all the nations were misled.' (Revelation 18:23) This makes it clear that the great harlot must be a worldwide religious entity.

Which religious entity? Is she the Roman Catholic Church, as some have maintained? Or is she all of Christendom? No, she must be even larger than these if she is to mislead all the nations. She is, in fact, the entire world empire of false religion. Her origin in the mysteries of Babylon is shown in that many Babylonish doctrines and practices are common to religions around the earth. For example, belief in the inherent immortality of the human soul, in a hell of torment, and in a trinity of gods is to be found in most Oriental religions as well as in the sects of Christendom. False religion, spawned more than 4,000 years ago in the ancient city of Babylon, has developed into the modern monstrosity that is called, appropriately, Babylon the Great. Why, though, is she described by the repugnant term "the great harlot"?

Babylon (or Babel, meaning "Confusion") came to its peak of greatness in Nebuchadnezzar's time. It was a religio-political state with more than a thousand temples and chapels. Its priesthood exercised great power. Though Babylon has long since ceased to exist as a world power, religious Babylon the Great lives on, and after the ancient pattern, she still seeks to influence and mold political affairs. But does God approve of religion in politics? In the Hebrew Scriptures, Israel was said to prostitute herself when she got involved with false worship and when, instead of trusting in Jehovah, she made alliances with the nations. (Jeremiah 3:6, 8, 9; Ezekiel 16:28-30) Babylon the Great also commits fornication. Outstandingly, she has done whatever she deems expedient in order to gain influence and power over the ruling kings of the earth.-1 Timothy 4:1.

Today, religious leaders frequently campaign for high government office, and in some lands, they share in government, even holding cabinet posts. In 1988 two well-known Protestant clergymen ran for the office of president of the United States. Leaders in Babylon the Great love the limelight; their photos are often to be seen in the public press as they consort with prominent politicians. In contrast, Jesus shunned political involvement and said of his disciples: "They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world."-John 6:15; 17:16; Matthew 4:8-10; see also James 4:4.

-excerpt from Revelation: Its Grand Climax At Hand! (pages 235-7) Condensed answer To make the answer above shorter, it is basically a great civilization or country or kingdom that will be corrupt or ruled by Satan or something similar that God will defeat in Armaggeddon

The Babylon the Great, is symbolic, she not a literal woman harlot, I will quote one reference book which says, it is the world empire of false religion, embracing all religions whose teachings & practices do not conform to true worship. Following the Flood of Noah's day, false religion had its beginning at Babel (later known as Babylon). (Gen. 10:8-10; 11:4-9) In time, Babylonish religious beliefs and practices spread to many lands. So Babylon the Great became a fitting name for false religion as a whole. -Rev. 18:2, 9-17, 24. Mandate of Israel: Babylon the Great is none other than the cultic worship of the Queen of Heaven. That includes the Christian church, the worships of Semiramis, Venus, Astoreth, Kali, Kuan Yin. She is known worldwide by her titles of Mother Goddess, Mother of god, the Lady, Lady of Peace, Lady of Mercy, the Great Intercessor, etc,... The celebration of Christmas, Easter, bullfights, mayfairs are in honor of her. "...Satan as he rules all churches in the last days..." This is an excerpt from part of an answer in an above paragraph. It is not easy to understand what the answerer meant by this particular part of their answer, although the rest of the contribution of that particular answer contains some interesting items and the contribution is appreciated. According to that reference this would probably not be 'the last days' now because there are in existence many churches and church organizations that do wonderful work helping people all over the world. However, as someone else pointed out just today on radio: Where are the nationally-known church leaders on the issue of health care for people in America? Strangely silent. Some very well-known church leaders in America can speak up about making money and being financially 'prosperous' and will speak up on issues such as homosexuality and what happens to a fetus - but when it comes to an actual child or the child's parents getting sick or getting a disease and being allowed to DIE because they don't have a certain amount of money - Silence. There is something very wrong with that.

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How are Hammurabi's code of laws similar to our written laws today?

it is similar to our laws today because laws back then were old now they have new laws

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Why was Hammurabi code an important achievement?

Because it taught his people to follow all the rules or they were punished

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Do you think Hammurabi was more effective as a ruler or as a military leader and why?

As a ruler because he became most known for his set of laws, which was what he did as a ruler . (:

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When did Hammurabi become king of Babylon?

he became king of Babylonia in 1792 and left in 1750.bc.

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What were the two greatest contributions of New Babylon the ancient world?

1. Established king worship

2. City Planning

3. Ethical Monotheism

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