Babylon and the Bible

The Ancients

Babylon and the Bible

When looking at the Hebrew Bible, the city of Babylon plays a prominent role – especially in the Old Testament. A city famed for it’s architectural beauty and gardens, also holds stories of suffering and captivity. Travelling back to the 6th Century BCE, the Babylonian Captivity was a defining moment in both Judaean history, and faith. With enormous numbers of the Judaean elite banished to Babylon, there was a religious, and social, overhaul for all involved. So what happened in this pivotal moment in history – and what sources can we use to examine this event?

In the final episode in our Babylon mini-series, Tristan welcomes Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones back to the podcast to look at Babylon within the Bible. Looking at surviving art and archaeology, cuneiform texts and biblical passages – what can we learn about this moment in ancient history, and the legacy that can still be felt today?

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