babylonia babylonia

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  • (n) an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)

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  1. ‘Rav Hisda’ author to share story of Babylonian magic

    Jewish magic “is a really hot topic,” according to Maggie Anton, author of “Rav Hisda’s Daughter,” and an upcoming speaker at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Congregation Kneseth Israel in Elgin. While the story is set in third-century Babylonia, its themes of religious tradition, independence and love are relevant for today’s women, she said in an interview. The trilogy is Anton’s second and is the result of ...
    on October 10, 2013     Source: The Courier News

  2. Author Maggie Anton to speak at Beth Judea

    The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Judea will welcome author Maggie Anton on Oct. 23 for a discussion of her books "Rav Hisda's Daughter: Book 1-Apprentice, Love, Talmud and Sorcery in Third Century Babylonia" and "Rashi's Daughter."
    on October 7, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

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  1. "Tiy was so powerful that, as a widow, she was the recipient of foreign diplomatic letters sent to her from the king of Babylonia in hopes that she would intercede with her son on behalf of the foreign interests" Bryan said. "Some...
    on Jan 24, 2006 By: Betsy Bryan Source: WebWire (press release)

  2. ("It's practically a principle of art," says Viola, "how you can stand before something, the lowly object or the grand, or a utensil from Babylonia, and it touches you."
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Bill Viola Source: Los Angeles Times

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