Resources for Learning About Ancient Babylon

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November 16, 2020

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Delving into history from a Biblical worldview brings new meaning to how we read the Bible today. Explore these resources for learning about Ancient Babylon to learn more about the history that shaped our Christianity today.

Resources for Learning About Ancient Babylon

Ancient Babylon is one of the most famous cities of any ancient civilization. It rose from a Mesopotamian city that ran along the juncture of the Euphrates River and Tigris river. It eventually became one of the most powerful cities/states and namesake of one of the greatest empires in history.

Its’ ruins can be found in modern-day Iraq; that is 59 miles southwest of Bagdad. The word Babylon is the Greek meaning Gate of the Gods.

Babylon is known for its impressive walls and buildings particularly the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These gardens were man-made cascading terraces of flora and fauna, watered by machines – as cited by ancient writers as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

An illustrated image example of ancient Babylon
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The 1500 B.C.E., the Babylonian cities were known for scribal learning. They also produced writings, on divinity, astrology, medicine, and mathematics. It definitely was an important center, yet that is not the extent of this empire in the realm of a Biblical worldview.

When it comes to Christianity, Babylon is extremely significant. Babylon, since The Tower of Babel, has been known for its reputation of rebellion against God.

It continuously has been used as a symbol of evilness and defiance against God. You will find scripture like the following one laced throughout the Bible.

Revelation 17:5, “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”

Tower of Babel.

At the Tower of Babel, God commanded humanity to increase in order to fill the earth.

Genesis 9:1, “And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.”

Yet the people said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens” as to NOT have to scatter the earth — the direct opposite of what God commanded! They took it upon themselves to go against what God intended to happen.

Babylon was mentioned in God’s word in the books of Daniel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah, but mostly in the Book of Revelation.

Explore these resources for learning about Ancient Babylon:

FREE Kingdoms and Empires Notebooking Research

Notebooking Unit Free Printable Download text with image of outside

5 easy Ancient Babylon lessons to teach your kids | Adventures in Mommydom

How to Teach Ancient Civilizations with a 7 Part Structure | Teach Like Midgley

FREE Ancient World Worksheets: Babylon and more | Homeschool Den

Ancient Babylonian Statue FREE Questions | Student Handouts

Marduk, God of Ancient Babylon| Student Handouts

Hammurabi-of-Babylon Study of History FREE PDF | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Refuse the King’s Meal | Bible Fun for Kids

Babylon Hanging Gardens Coloring Page | Super Coloring

Akkad & Ancient Babylon | Lady Lion

Babylon’s Hanging Gardens Printables | Glimmercat Education

Babylon worksheet (Magi – Wise Men) | Bible Pathway Adventures

Ancient Babylon FREE PDF | Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus

Ancient Babylon text with illustrated image example of ancient Babylon

Where is Ancient Babylon Located Today? | Maps of the World

Hanging Gardens of Babylon Lesson | Adventures in Mommydom

Ancient Babylon: Center of Mesopotamian Civilization | Live Science

Babylon | Ancient History Encyclopedia

Babylonia, an Introduction | Khan Academy

FREE Download Babylon | Sheppard Software

Your guide to the ancient city of Babylon | HistoryExtra

Babylon facts for kids | Kid.Kiddle

Ancient Mesopotamia for Kids Babylon | Mr Donns

Babylonia, an introduction | SmartHistory

Ancient Mesopotamia The Babylonian Empire | Ducksters

FREE Seven Wonders of the Ancient World Worksheet | Middle School History and Geography

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – FREE Reading Resources | Mrgrayhistory

Plan of Ancient Babylon | Ed DeHoratius

FREEBIE Human Timeline: Babylon Captivity | Bible Lessons for Teens

Exile & Rescue (Babylon, Eden & More) – FREE Bible Unit | Riley Dieck

FREE guided, structured notes for BABYLONIANS (part 1 of the Mesopotamia Unit) | Greg’s Goods – Making History Fun

Ancient Babylon: Reading and Worksheet | James Gasparo

Classroom Activity Page 1 / Part 2 – The Hanging Gardens of Babylon | Cambridge For Kids

History of Babylon: 1 Page Reading with Questions – Distance Learning | Learning the Social Sciences

Videos to help you teach all about ancient Babylon to your homeschool:

Visiting Babylon Video | Smarthistory

Hanging Gardens of Babylon Video | Tiny World

The Babylonian Civilisation |miKen Edu

The Rise and Fall of Babylon | Jack Rackam

Here are some bible lessons to go alongside your lessons on Ancient Babylon:

Tower of Babel Bible Lesson for Kids | Ministry to Children

Return from Babylon for Kids | Learning Scriptures

Judah Goes Into Captivity in Babylon | Hands-on Bible teacher

The Land of Babylon (FREE) Printable Map | Kids Bible Maps

FREE Lesson – God’s People In Babylon | Children’s Bible Lessons

1.4. Genesis: Tower of Babel FREE Lesson | Bible Fun for Kids and More

In teaching our children about Babylon, we can teach them about rebellion and its implications. You can also elaborate on the difference between bringing about glory to God in all things versus pride and humility.

The Lord uses nations to teach us about who he is and his sovereignty. Learning about Ancient Babylon is a great way to begin these conversations with our children.

Resources for Learning About Ancient Babylon

 

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