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Belshazzar

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Belshaz'zar. (prince of Bel). The last king of Babylon. In Daniel 5:2, Nebuchadnezzar is called, the father of Belshazzar. This, of course, need only mean, grandfather or ancestor. According to the well-known narrative, Belshazzar gave a splendid feast in his palace, during the siege of Babylon, (B.C. 538), using the sacred vessels of the Temple, which Nebuchadnezzer had brought from Jerusalem. The miraculous appearance of the handwriting on the wall, the calling in of Daniel to interpret its meaning, the prophecy of the overthrow of the kingdom, and Belshazsar's death, accorded in Daniel 5.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Belshazzar'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​sbd/​b/belshazzar.html. 1901.
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