Babylonia Timeline

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Rise of the Babylonians

1894 BC

At this time, on the Euphrates River there was the Amorites. They made their capital Babylon.
http://www.livius.org/ba-bd/babylon/babylonian_empire.html

Hammurabi Rules in Babylon

1728 BC

He was a great ruler of Babylon. He ruled for a long time and made Babylonia into a great nation.
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/plaintexthistories.asp?historyid=aa10

Battle of Carchemish

605 BC

This battle was between the Egyptians and the Assyrians against the Babylonians. The Babylonians won. It took place in what is now Turkey.
http://www.padfield.com/2008/carchemish.html

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The battle of Opis

539 BC

The battle of Opis took place at Opis, a city north of Babylon. This battle was between the Persians and the Babylonians. The Babylonians, well, lost. This caused the Babylonian empire to fall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Opis

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The fall of the Babylonians

539 BC

The Cyrus defeated the Babylonians. This conquest would lead to a large empire.
http://www.livius.org/ct-cz/cyrus_I/babylon05.html

God's hand at work!

These are all the events that show us how God works in and through Babylon for his story.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

605 BC

This event took place in Babylon. Those men would not bow down to the gods and when they were thrown in the furnace, an angel was with them. This is God’s hand because even King Nebuchadnezzar acknowledged the true God.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadrach,Meshach,_andAbednego

Babylon takes over

586 BC

At this time in history Nebuchadnezzar was the King of Babylon. He helped the Babylonians take over Judah.
http://www.abideinchrist.com/messages/babyloniancaptivity.html

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