Nebuchadnezzar


Nebuchadnezzar
Four kings in ancient Mesopotamia had this name. The second reigned in Babylon from 605 to 562 BCE. (The alternative spelling Nebuchadrezzar (e.g. Jer. 39:5, NRSV, REB) is closer to the Babylonian form.) He was a powerful and cruel monarch who defeated Assyria and Egypt; in 597 BCE he captured Jerusalem and deported King Jehoiachin to Babylon and appointed Zedekiah in his place. When Zedekiah rebelled, Nebuchadnezzar renewed the assault on Jerusalem, destroyed the Temple, and took many of the people to Babylon (586 BCE), though Jeremiah had urged submission to the Babylonians (Jer. 27:11).

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  • Nebuchadnezzar I — (Akkadian: Nabu kudurri usur meaning Nabu, protect my eldest son or Nabu, protect the border ) was the king of the Babylonian Empire from about 1125 BC to 1103 BC. He is considered to be the greatest king of the Dynasty of Pashe (also known as… …   Wikipedia

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  • Nebuchadnezzar — [neb΄yə kədrez′ər, neb΄ə kədrez′ərneb΄yə kəd nez′ər, neb΄əkəd nez′ər] [ult. < Akkadian Nabū kudur uṣur] died 562 B.C.; king of Babylonia (605? 562), who conquered Jerusalem, destroyed the Temple, & deported many Jews into Babylonia (586 B.C. ) …   English World dictionary

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  • Nebuchadnezzar II — (reigned ca. 604 562 b.c.)    A prominent Babylonian king and the son of Nabopolassar, founder of the Neo Babylonian Empire. Nebuchadnezzar (or Nabu kudurru usur or Nebuchadrezzar) defeated the Egyptians at carchemish in northern Syria and… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

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