"in Jeda, in Babylon."
Jeddah (mid-1800s)
Public DomainJeddah (mid-1800s) - Credit: James Wellsted

Jeda may refer to Jeddah (also spelled Jiddah, Jidda, or Jedda), a city located on the coast of the Red Sea in western Saudi Arabia.

The city is the principal gateway to Mecca, Islam's holiest city, as well to Medina, the second holiest place in Islam.

 

 

 

Illustration of Babylon from Theosophie & Architektur (1680), by Erasmus Francisci
Public DomainIllustration of Babylon from Theosophie & Architektur (1680), by Erasmus Francisci - Credit: Deutsche Fotothek

 

Babylon was an Akkadian city-state (founded in 1867 BC by an Amorite dynasty) of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are found in present-day Iraq, south of Baghdad.

It was dissolved as a province after the Arab Islamic conquest of the 7th century AD.