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  Chapter 23: Life and Literature of the Late Period
The chief figure in the cult during the Neo-Babylonian era was Marduk, god of Babylon and supreme deity in the empire.
Kingu was overcome and the tablets of destiny became the property of Marduk.
Marduk's creation was a complicated affair; Deutero-Isaiah's was relatively simple as the prophet drew in part on the J tradition (42:5) but also incorporated ideas that point to the concepts found in the Priestly source (cf.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/gerald_larue/otll/chap23.html   (5627 words)

 Evil Merodach and Daniel-Conspiracy in Babylon - Above Top Secret Conspiracy Community
Amel was his father's son, through and through.
There is also the oddity that Amel only sat the thrown for two years before he was supposedly assasinated by his brother-in-law, Neriglissar, who also only had a brief reign.
As for Amel, he released a man who had been held captive by Nebuchadnezzar for years on the word of Daniel.
www.abovetopsecret.com /forum/thread207090/pg   (2924 words)

 Overthrow.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The supreme Babylonian deity Marduk, an old Sumerian sun-god specifically associated with the city of Babylon, had no place in the pantheon of the Arabians and the Arameans; it was otherwise with the moon-god, who, under various names, was highly honored by these peoples.
In the latter part of the second millenium, Marduk of Babylon achieved a position of supremacy in the pantheon and became the national god of Babylonia.
As the 'Lord' par excellence, Marduk received the title Bel, 'Lord', just as Ishtar was often caused simply Belit, 'Lady', and under this name he is mentioned in the Old Testament (Isaiah 46:1) and in the amusing book of Bel and the Dragon in the Apocrypha.
www.overthrow.com /lsn/news.asp?articleID=3988   (2374 words)

 Biblical Archaeology: Iron Age IIC
To the east there were two gates as well: one to Marduk, the patron deity of the city, and one to Ninurta, the god of hunting and warfare.
Along the beveled age of each slab was an inscription stating that the road was in honor to Marduk.
Marduk was not acceptable to all for there was no place for that deity among the Aramaean tribes or the Arabs.
www.christianleadershipcenter.org /bibarch12.htm   (5022 words)

 The Fall of Babylon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He was a very devout ruler (the Babylonian god Marduk was his chief deity) and he treated his captives humanely, unlike the cold blooded Assyrians.
Nabonidus ignored the god Marduk and during his absence from Babylon he failed to observe the important religious new year festivals.
He attempted to restore the primacy of a religion based on the worship of the moon god Sin and thus became very unpopular with the priests and court of Babylon.
members.tripod.com /joseph_berrigan/id19.html   (958 words)

 Neo-Babylon, Daniel
It is obvious that the building projects of Nebuchadnezzar were quite impressive, but what can be learned of the man? It is known that he was great military leader in his campaigns to Carchemish; he followed the fleeing Egyptians to Hamath in Syria, where he conquered "the whole land of Hatti," which included Judah.
His boastfulness, as recorded in Daniel 4:30, is probably a direct result of his pride in his capital city of Babylon and his later accomplishments at the city of Ur, which he rebuilt.
He believes that the object of adoration was probably an image of Marduk and not of himself; when people bowed down to the image they pledged their loyalty and allegiance to it and what it represents.
www.camcenter.org /Papers/Neo-Babylon,Daniel1024.htm   (3871 words)

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Nergal-shar-usur reigned a month longer than suggested by PD, and the two or three months of Labashi Marduk in the same year create problems because the first tablet of Nabonaid is dated to day 18, month 3.
BM 56709 is dated at Borsippa, day?, month 12, year 1 of a king with the name Marduk (the rest is broken).
There is no king from this period with Marduk first in his name.
oi.uchicago.edu /OI/ANE/ANE-DIGEST/1998/v1998.n106   (950 words)

 Belshazzar and Bel(te)shazzar
Marduk was the name of a Babylonian god.
If Marduk is dropped from the name we end up with the name Meshaku which is very similar in pronunciation to Meshach.
However, Bel, is a name for Nebuchnezzar’s favorite god, Marduk.
dedication.www3.50megs.com /dan/belteshazzar.html   (773 words)

 Ethics of Assyrian, Babylonian, Empires
From the thirteenth century BC to the middle of the sixth century is called the iron age with increasing use of that new technology.
Many believed that Sennacherib had mistreated the god Ninurta as well as Marduk and that his death was a divine punishment, a belief ironically he had held about his own father's death.
Cyrus claimed that he was fulfilling the will of Marduk, reaffirmed the privileges of Babylon, ordered exiled deities returned, and decreed that the Jews would be allowed to return to their country.
assyrian4u.tripod.com /ethics.htm   (13964 words)

 CHAPTER TWO: The 'King's Calendar' Starting Point - the works of Josephus, The Fall of Jerusalem, the Burning of ...
The third is provided by Wiseman (1985, p.9) and relates to Amel Marduk's ascension to the Babylonian throne on October 8th 562 BCE, commencing his first regnal year in Nisan of 561 BCE.
In Section Two, in accordance with currently accepted chronologies of the time, the 'King's Calendar' used 562 BCE as Amel Marduk's accession year and therefore it is Nebuchadrezzar's last regnal year.
Shown that Amel Marduk released Jehoiachin from captivity in March of 561 BCE.
www.kingscalendar.com /kc_free_files_no_frames/CHAPTER_02.html   (3744 words)

 ANE History: Judah in Exile
Not far distant was Marduk's temple, which the king restored, built with step-backs liike a modern skyscraper.
Ezida ("the enduring house") was the temple of Nebo, patron of culture, at Borsippa.
Nabonidus' own daughter was dedicated to the great temple of Sin at Ur, and the king's devotion to the moon god to the neglect of Marduk evidently aroused the priests against his religious program.
www.theology.edu /lec23.htm   (4062 words)

 Nebuchadnezzar 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Nebuchadnezzar 2 was one of the greatest kings of the Middle East, but is in the Western world known principally for conquering Jerusalem, and deporting the king of Judah, Jehoiakim, and many of his people to Babylonia.
His main achievements were, however, to revitalize Babylon, constructing the hanging gardens (which, actually, might never have existed — it could be a myth, since there are no contemporary accounts of it and no archaeological traces), rebuilding the temple of Marduk and the nearby ziggurat.
Moreover, he claimed that he had been granted universal kingship by the chief-god Marduk.
i-cias.com /e.o/nebuchadnezzar_2.htm   (442 words)

 DANIEL - Chapter 5 Commentaries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
After nine months, Labashi-Marduk was deposed by an anti Marduk priestly revolution, and Nabonidus was made king in 556 B.C. Some historians say that Nabonidus was the son of Evil-Merodach (son of Nebuchadnezzar.
Nabonidus was a scholar and a worshiper of the moon-god Sin, rather than of Marduk, the god of Babylon who Nebuchadnezzar worshipped.
This is the same god that Abraham's father and most likely Abraham (before his experience with God) worshipped.
www.bjm-home.com /daniel/chap5.html   (2495 words)

 Babylonia, A History of Ancient Babylon Part Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He was followed by his son Amel Marduk (Evil-merodach), who
Labashi Marduk had failed to keep the precepts and follow the policies of
specific act of Amel Marduk, the release of Jehoiachin of Judah (sect.
ragz-international.com /bab5.htm   (3103 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
The Lord also gave Daniel the gift of interpreting dreams, which led to a high position in the Babylonian administration after interpreting King Nebuchadnezzar’s troubling dream.
King Nebuchadnezzar died in 562 B.C. and was succeeded by his son Amel (Evil)-Marduk.
A succession of three kings, Neriglissar, Labashi-Marduk and Nabonidus brings us to the next ruler in the story of Daniel.
www.woodbridgechurch.org /intheword/Book/Faithful/Faithful12.doc   (921 words)

 Mark Moore Online
Succeeded by his son Evil Merodach (Amel Marduk) in B.C. He was assassinated in c.
The priests of Marduk welcomed Cyrus because Nabonidus filled their temples with idols from all over Babylonia for protection of the city.
The "Cyrus Cylinder" reads "Marduk, the Great Lord, a protector of his people/worshipers, beheld with pleasure his (i.e.
markmoore.org /resources/essays/intertestamental.html   (10942 words)

 No. 6: Exodus and The King's Calendar - The Kings Calendar
One of the demonstrations provided by the King's Calendar to prove this point, is that historians have established that the successor to Nebuchadrezzar, Amel-Marduk (the Biblical Evil Merodach) came to the throne in 561 BCE.
Wiseman (1985, p.9) relates that Amel Marduk ascended to the Babylonian throne on October 8th 562 BCE.
Neither of these dates correspond to the two dates assigned to the invasion during Nebuchadrezzar's 7th year, in which the Bible asserts that Jehoiachin was taken captive during his 11th year.
www.kingscalendar.com /cgi-bin/index.cgi?action=viewnews&id=183   (2929 words)

The Cyrus Cylinder gives and abreviated account of the fall of Babylon to Cyrus and that it was accomplished without siege or fighting.
Marduk, the Great Lord, a protector of his people, beheld with pleasure his [Cyrus] good deeds and his upright heart and ordered him to march against his city Babylon.
He made him set out on the road to Babylon going at his side like a real friend.
www.angelfire.com /nt/theology/13babyln.html   (6497 words)

 Essay Depot - King Nebuchadnezzar II
When Nebuchadnezzar gets his first serious military defeat which was when he was fighting an Egyptian army, it weakened him politically and many of the states withdrew their oaths of submission.
His other main achievements were revitalizing Babylon, rebuilding the temple of Marduk and a nearby ziggurat.
The Median Wall was built under the reign of Nebuchadnezzar.
www.essaydepot.com /essayme/1918/index.php   (624 words)

 Rejection of Pascal's Wager:Daniel
After his death in 560BC, his son, Nebuchadnezzar's grandson, Labashi-Marduk became king.
There was a revolt, and Labashi Marduk was dethroned.
The new king was Nabu-naido ("Nabu is glorious"), or in its Greek form Nabudonius.
www.geocities.com /paulntobin/daniel.html   (1686 words)

 Daniel 5
Amel-Marduk, "man of Marduk"), who released the captive Jewish king, Jehoiakin, from prison and have him a place of honor at the court (2Kgs.25:27-30).
Belshazzar began to regale his guests by mocking Yahweh, whose reputation Nebuchadnezzar’s decrees and proclamations had honored a few decades before.
He praised Marduk, Bel, Nebo, Isthar, and the pantheon at large.
www.versebyverse.org /classnotes/Daniel/Daniel5.html   (7480 words)

 The Chaldean Dynasty of Babylon, 625BC to 539BC
c2000 BC: Marduk and Nabu introduced by Amurru in Mesopotamia [cite] Nabu-Nebo-Nebros-Nimrod 'the spotted one' is Osiris?
c960 BC: New Year's festivals of Marduk and Nabu omitted for nine straight years [job108] Nabu's shrine is in Borsippa
556 BC: Nabonidus's dream of Marduk and Sin commanding restoration of Assyrian moon-god Sin's temple in Harran (where Nabonidus's 'father' had been priest until the Assyrian conquest of 610BC), via alliance with Cyrus [hpe36]
www.robotwisdom.com /~jorn/science/chaldeans.html   (2121 words)

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