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  • Nabonidus
  • The Curious History of the 'Editor' in Biblical Criticism

    cylinder was created following the Persian conquest of Babylon in 539 BC, when Cyrus overthrew the Babylonian king Nabonidus and replaced him as ruler, ending the Neo-Babylonian Empire. It goes on to describe how Cyrus had improved the lives of the...
  • Iraq and the Bible

    Bible was wrong in naming Belshazzar as king when the Persians conquered Babylon, since the known records indicated that Nabonidus was the last king of Babylon. What the foundation deposit tablet, along with other subsequently found texts, revealed was...
  • Armchair Archaeology and the New Atheism

    city of Dur-Sharrukin (“Fort Sargon”). Belshazzar (Daniel 5:1) was likewise questioned because Babylonian documents listed Nabonidus as the last king of the Babylonian empire. Scholars uncovered ancient evidence showing that Belshazzar co-ruled with his...
  • King Solomon in His Ancient Context

    recorded his enrichment of the shrines of the gods. “I clad (them) in gold and made them as bright as day” and Nabonidus (555–539 BC) followed him, “I clad its wallswith gold and silver and made them shine like the sun” (Langdon 1912:178, 222). The...
  • For Dust Thou Art and Unto Dust Shalt Thou Return

    structure to the Tower at Babel. Also a close-up look at kiln-fired mudbricks and bitumen mortar of Babylonian King Nabonidus' sixth century BC rebuild of the Ziggurat (originally constructed in the twenty-first century BC) after it had fallen into...
  • Babylon Revisited: Isaiah 21

    foil for its glorious resurrection under Esarhaddon and the restoration of its exiled deities and citizens” (1983: 42). Nabonidus, the king of Babylon from 555-539 BC, reflected on Sennacherib’s deeds in these words. “[Against Akkad] he (i.e....
  • The Ongoing Saga of the Cyrus Cylinder: The Internationally-Famous Grande Dame of Ancient Texts

    them to their settlements, and the gods of the land of Sumer {southeast Mesopotamia} and Akkad {central Mesopotamia} which Nabonidus {Babylonian king defeated by Cyrus}—to the fury of the lord of the gods—had brought into Shuanna, at the command of...
  • Bible and Spade Sneak Preview: Spring 2011

    the Book of Daniel. In part, this article demonstrates that Daniel was not written in the 2nd century B.C. Along with the Nabonidus cylinder, the DSS provide us with more evidence that Daniel was written at the time the Bible records, and that the...

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