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5.2.9 - Belshazzar

The last king of Babylon who was killed when the city was captured by the Medes and Persians (Dan. 5:30-31+). “Belshazzar had been known only from the biblical Book of Daniel (chapters 5, 7–8) and from Xenophon’s Cyropaedia until 1854, when references to him were found in Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions. . . . When Nabonidus went into exile (550), he entrusted Belshazzar with the throne and the major part of his army.”1 See Daniel 5+.

Notes

1 Theodore Pappas, ed., Britannica 2002 Deluxe Edition CDROM, s.v. “Belshazzar.”


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