used of children generally ( Matthew 11:25 ; 21:16 ; Luke 10:21 ; Romans 2:20 ). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge ( 1 Corinthians 3:1 ; Hebrews 5:13 ; 1 Peter 2:2 ). In Isaiah 3:4 the word "babes" refers to a succession of weak and wicked princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward to the destruction of Jerusalem.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Babe". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".