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The Torah compilers thought that its name derived from a Hebrew word meaning "confused," when in fact it derived from an Akkadian word meaning "gate of Gods." What place is it?




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Answer: Babylon

In Hebrew beel-bel means "confused." The name Babylon derives from the Akkadian Bab-ilani, the gate of the gods (from bab, gate, and ilani, the plural of ilu, god)


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