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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Belteshazzar

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BELTESHAZZAR . Nebuchadnezzar is said to have conferred this name on the youthful Daniel ( Daniel 1:7 ). The Babylonian form would be Balatsu-usur (“protect his life!”) or, according to Daniel 4:8 , Bel balatsu-usur . The LXX [Note: Septuagint.] and Theodotion employ Baltasar both for it and for Belshazzar (ch. 5); and pseudo-Epiphanius repeats a legend that Nebuchadnezzar wished to make the two men co-heirs.

J. Taylor.


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Belteshazzar'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/b/belteshazzar.html. 1909.

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