Pronunciation: (bā'bul, bab'ul), [key]
1. an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a tower (Tower of Babel) intended to reach heaven was begun and the confusion of the language of the people took place. Gen. 11:4–9.
2. (usually l.c.) a confused mixture of sounds or voices.
3. (usually l.c.) a scene of noise and confusion.
Pronunciation: (bab'ul; Russ. bä'byil), [key]
I•saak Em•ma•nu•i•lo•vich Pronunciation: (ī'zuk; Russ. ē-säk' yi-mu-nOO-yē'lu-vyich), [key] 1894–1941, Russian author.
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