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 Roman Catholicism, II: Tradition
In Judith 1:1, the author refers to Nebuchadnezzar as "king of Assyria," even though he is always known as the king of Babylon in the Scriptures.
In the thirteenth century, scholars within the Roman Catholic church itself proved the document to be a forgery, composed not long before it was presented to Pepin.
Called for by Pope Urban II in 1095 when the Muslims closed Jerusalem to all foreigners, the Crusades have few parallels in bloodiness and savagery.
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  Babylon - Theo
Babylon was the capital city of Babylonia in Mesopotamia (in contemporary Iraq).
The earliest mention of Babylon is in a dated tablet of the reign of Sargon of Akkad (2800 BC), who is stated to have built sanctuaries there to Anunit and Ae (or Ea).
A tablet dated 275 BC states that on the 12th of Nisan the inhabitants of Babylon were transported to the new town, where a palace was built as well as a temple to which the ancient name of E-Saggila was given.
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  Ancient Babylonia
Nebuchadnezzar was to become the most powerful ruler of his time in the Near East; he was the greatest warrior, statesman, and builder of all the Babylonian monarchs after Hamurrappi himself.
Nebuchadnezzar is reported to have built them for one of his wives, the daughter of Cyaxares, the King of the Medes.
Nebuchadnezzar, after a long reign of victory and prosperity, after beautifying his city with roads and palaces and erecting fifty-four temples to the gods, became ill with a strange insanity.
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  JewishEncyclopedia.com - NEBUCHADNEZZAR.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nebuchadnezzar caused Jerusalem to be destroyed, and the sacred vessels of the Temple to be carried to Babylon.
Nebuchadnezzar did not on this occasion go to Jerusalem, but received the Great Sanhedrin of Jerusalem at Daphne, a suburb of Antioch, informing that body that it was not his intention to destroy the Temple, but that the rebellious Jehoiakim must be delivered to him, which in fact was done (Seder 'Olam R. xxv.; Midr.
Therefore after Nebuchadnezzar had died and the nobles of the realm came to the son to swear fealty to him as their king, he did not dare listen to them until they brought the corpse of his father, so that he could convince himself that the latter really was dead (Lev.
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 Nebuchadnezzar: Christian Resource Centre (Bermuda)!
Until 1956, virtually all historical knowledge about Nebuchadnezzar was obtained from the Bible and Josephus, but the tablets of the Babylonian Chronicle, discovered in 1956, covering the first 11 years of his reign are perhaps the harbingers of more to come in the field of historical texts dealing with Nebuchadnezzar’s time.
Nebuchadnezzar pursued the fleeing Egyptian forces to the district of Hamath and in a 2nd battle crushed them completely, then conquered the whole "Hatti land," that is, Syria-Palestine.
Nebuchadnezzar took the city on Adar 2 (approximately March 16), 597 b.c.; sent Jehoiachin captive to Babylon with 10,000 of his most distinguished citizens (vs. 8–15), among whom was the prophet Ezekiel (Eze 1:1, 2; 33:21); and made Jehoiachin’s uncle, Zedekiah, king of Judah in Jehoiachin’s stead (2 Ki 24:17).
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 babylonian empire: babylon - belteshazzar.com
Such was the power of Babylon that less than half a century after the Assyrian king Assurbanipal sacked the Egyptian city Thebes, the former enemies joined in an alliance to maintain their respective powers in the region.
After accession Nebuchadnezzar II moved into Syria for a lengthy campaign which was little more than an unopposed display of military might, designed to facilitate the collection of tribute.
Despite Nebuchadnezzar II's popularity with Babylonians the Chaldeans claim to the thrown was still contested, in his 10th year (595BC) there was a serious rebellion which was only suppressed after the slaughter of many of his troops.
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 Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon
He was the oldest son and successor of Nabopolassar, who delivered Babylon from its dependence on Assyria and laid Nineveh in ruins.
In 605 BC, Nabopolassar died and Nebuchadnezzar returned to Babylon to ascend to the throne.
Nebuchadnezzar then went on several campaigns to increase his influence in Syria and Judah, capturing Jerusalem in 597 BC, bringing King Jehoiachin to Babylon.
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 Science Fair Projects - Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon
He is sometimes called "Nebuchadnezzar the Great", but because of his destruction of temples in Jerusalem and the conquest of Judah, he was vilified in the Bible and the appellation of "Great" was difficult to survive.
Nebuchadnezzar was the oldest son and successor of Nabopolassar, who delivered Babylon from its dependence on Assyria and laid Nineveh in ruins.
Nebuchadnezzar subsequently engaged in several military campaigns designed to increase Babylonian influence in Syria and Judah, capturing Jerusalem in 597 BC, bringing King Jehoiachin to Babylon.
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 Nebuchadnezzar II - MSN Encarta
Nebuchadnezzar II (reigned 605-562 bc), greatest king of the neo-Babylonian, or Chaldean, dynasty, who conquered much of southwestern Asia; known also for his extensive building in the major cities of Babylonia.
The eldest son of Nabopolassar, Nebuchadnezzar commanded a Babylonian army late in his father's reign and in 605 bc triumphed over Egyptian forces at the decisive Battle of Carchemish in Syria, which made Babylonia the primary military power in the Middle East.
Nebuchadnezzar died in early October 562 bc and was succeeded by his son Amel-Marduk (the biblical Evil-Merodach).
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 Babylon (ancient city) - MSN Encarta
Babylon (ancient city) (Babylonian Bāb-ilim or Babil, “gate of God”), one of the most important cities of the ancient world, whose location today is marked by a broad area of ruins just east of the Euphrates River, 90 km (56 mi) south of Baghdād, Iraq.
Babylon was the capital of Babylonia in the 2nd and 1st millennia bc.
Under the Persians, Babylon for a time served as the official residence of the crown prince, until a local revolt in 482 led Xerxes I to raze the temples and ziggurat (temple tower) and to melt down the statue of the patron god Marduk.
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 Babylon - CDLI Wiki
Babylon is well known for its famous ruler Hammurapi (1792-1750 BC), whose extensive law code is now displayed at the Louvre in Paris, and perhaps better known in the biblical context as the enemy of Judah and the power that brought down Jerusalem in 586 BC.
Babylon was thus the central Mesopotamian capital until it was sacked by the Hittite king Mursili I in 1595 BC.
Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) occupied 850 hectares and was divided by the Euphrates into an eastern and western section.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Babylon,   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Babylon Ancient city on the River Euphrates in Mesopotamia, capital of the empire Babylonia.
One of the most important cities of the ancient Middle East, it was on the Euphrates River and was north of the cities that flourished in S Mesopotamia in the 3d millennium BC It became important when Hammurabi made it the capital of his kingdom of Babylonia.
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 Hanging Gardens of Babylon
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World because of their greatness and the methods that builders used to transport water from the Euphrates River to the top of the mountain, without leaking into the brick and stone structure.
Nebuchadnezzar was married to Amytis, daughter of the king of Medes, for the purpose of creating an alliance between the two nations (Unmuseum 2).
When Amytis arrived in Babylon she was overcome by homesickness, and in an attempt to cheer up his new bride King Nebuchadnezzar II decided to try and recreate her lush green homeland in the middle of Babylon.
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 The Neo-
Babylon was the largest city of the "civilized world." Nebuchadrezzar maintained the existing canal systems and built many supplementary canals, making the land even more fertile.
His mother, Addagoppe, was a priestess of the god Sin in Harran; she came to Babylon and managed to secure responsible offices for her son at court.
The god of the moon rewarded her piety with a long life--she lived to be 103--and she was buried in Harran with all the honours of a queen in 547.
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 [ Classroom ] The Light Of People Cultures: Mesopotamia
Nebuchadnezzar II was the greatest ruler of the New Babylonian Empire.
Nebuchadnezzar II continuously engaged in warfare, and in the meantime he rebuilt Babylon.
Babylon, measuring 850 hectares, was the biggest city in the empire of Nebuchadnezzar.
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 Babylon, Iraq
Babylon was renowned for its high, well-fortified walls and for the magnificence of its temples and palaces.
King Nebuchadnezzar II rebuilt it in accordance with a new plan that took special care of its fortifications, and Babylon thus became the largest and loveliest city of its time.
Nebuchadnezzar's Southern Palace (190 x 300 m) is situated on the west side of this major street, made up of five courtyards each surrounded by halls and a diversity of chambers, one of which is the throne room (52 x 25 m).
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 Babylon (Iraq)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The city of Babylon is mentioned in documents of the late third millennium BC and became the centre of an Amorite dynasty in the early second millennium BC.
Nebuchadnezzar II rebuilt Babylon in the sixth century BC and it became the largest ancient settlement in Mesopotamia.
Babylon was excavated by Robert Koldeway between 1899 and 1917 on behalf of the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft.
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 Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Ur
In the 6th century BC there was new building in Ur under the rule of Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon.
Clay cylinders found in the four corners of the top stage of the ziggurat bore an inscription of Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon (639 BC), closing with a prayer for his son Belshar-uzur (Bel-sarra-Uzur), the Belshazzar of the book of Daniel.
Evidence was found of restoration by the ziggurat by Ishme-Dagan of Isin and Gimil-Sin of Ur, and of Kuri-galzu, a Kassite king of Babylon, of the 14th century BC.
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 Daily Bible Study - King Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar was the king of the Chaldean (also known as the Neo-Babylonian) Empire (see Ancient Empires - Babylon).
Nebuchadnezzar was the oldest son of Nabopolassar, the founder of the Chaldean Empire.
Nebuchadnezzar is best known to students of the Bible for his defeat of the southern kingdom of Judah (the northern kingdom of Israel was by then long gone, having been conquered and deported over a century earlier by the Assyrians - see Ancient Empires - Assyria).
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 Nebuchadrezzar II Summary
Nebuchadnezzar (630-562 B.C.) was a king of Babylon during whose long and eventful reign the Neo-Babylonian Empire attained its peak and the city of Babylon its greatest glory.
Nebuchadnezzar built temples in many of the cities of his kingdom, but the main achievement of his reign was the rebuilding of Babylon, on a scale and with a magnificence never before envisaged.
He is traditionally called "Nebuchadnezzar the Great", but his destruction of temples in Jerusalem and the conquest of Judah caused his vilification in Judaic tradition and in the Bible, causing him to be interpreted very differently by western Christians and Jews than in contemporary Iraq, where he is glorified as a historic leader.
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 Chronicle Concerning the Early Years of Nebuchadnezzar II
The Chronicle Concerning the Early Years of Nebuchadnezzar II ("Jerusalem Chronicle"; ABC 5) is one of the historiographical texts from ancient Babylonia.
Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin to Babylon, along with his mother, his wives, his officials, and the most important leaders of Judah.
Here is a list of the number of the people of Judah that Nebuchadnezzar took to Babylonia as prisoners: in his seventh year as king, he took 3,023 people; in his eighteenth year as king, he took 832 from Jerusalem; in his twenty-third year as king, his officer Nebuzaradan took 745 people.
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 Read Contenders
Babylon’s rich soil was formed by deposits drained down by these two rivers and it was these Hamatic people who drained off the swamps and irrigated the land causing the land to become so productive, in areas it was referred to as the Garden of Eden.
Nebuchadnezzar was a royal king before whom dignitaries and representatives of other conquered powers had often stood frightened, bowing humbly at his feet, often begging for mercy or leniency.
Nebuchadnezzar was proud of his achievement and everything had gone well until some jealous, envious, tattletales of his own cabinet came and informed him the 3 Hebrew children he had set over all the province did not worship the image.
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 Biblesearchers.com - Emeq HaMelekh, Prophet Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon, Lost Tribes Israel, Tower Babel, Fiery ...
Nebuchadnezzar II was in Judah, preparing Daniel and the hosts of royal sons and noble friends to be taken back to Babylon, when news came of his father, Nabopolaser’s death.
In the coregent era of Nebuchadnezzar II and his son Nabonidatus, a draw bridge on stone peers, 100 feet long and 30 feet wide, was placed across the river.   There was even a tunnel under the river 15 feet wide and 12 feet high, used for vehicular traffic.
Nebuchadnezzar continued to brood over the image.  He could care less about the future, He wanted to secure his legacy in the present.  He was not satisfied with being the head of the statue he wanted to become the whole statue.
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 Nebuchadnezzar (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
Nebuchadnezzar also subdued the whole of Palestine, and took Jerusalem, carrying away captive a great multitude of the Jews, among whom were Daniel and his companions (Dan.
He must have possessed an enormous command of human labor, nine-tenths of Babylon itself, and nineteen-twentieths of all the other ruins that in almost countless profusion cover the land, are composed of bricks stamped with his name.
3) into which the three Hebrew confessors were cast, Nebuchadnezzar was afflicted with some peculiar mental aberration as a punishment for his pride and vanity, probably the form of madness known as lycanthropy (i.e, "the change of a man into a wolf").
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 Civilization III: Civ of the Week
Because of the historical significance and legendary status achieved by the city of Babylon, the term "Babylonian" is often used as a blanket term to refer to all of the cultures and tribes of the southern Mesopotamian region, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Amorites, Hittites, Kassites, Assyrians, Arameans, and Chaldeans.
Aside from the destruction of Jerusalem and Judah, Nebuchadnezzar II is best known for his efforts to rebuild Babylon.
The fabled Hanging Gardens were constructed by Nebuchadnezzar's decree, reportedly to help his Median wife overcome her longing for the "mountainous scenery" of her homeland.
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 Dr. Claude Mariottini - Professor of Old Testament: Nebuchadnezzar: King of Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar II, the Neo-Babylonian Empire’s second king, was the most famous king of the Chaldeans, a people whom Jeremiah called “an ancient nation” (Jer.
Nebuchadnezzar built the Ishtar Gate, a magnificent palace for himself; he rebuilt the ziggurat (a temple in the form of a pyramidal tower) and he built a temple for Marduk, the chief god of the Babylonian pantheon.
According to Babylon texts, Nebuchadnezzar received praise as a lawgiver, a judge, and a king who was devoted to justice and who opposed injustice and corruption.
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