Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon: On Recently-discovered Inscriptions of this King

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Victoria Institute, 1884 - Akkadian language - 43 pages
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Page 2 - All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty...
Page 11 - Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time. Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, "Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm ; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
Page 11 - Nabuchodonosor, after he had begun to build the forementioned wall, fell sick, and departed this life, when he had reigned forty-three years ; whereupon, his son Evilmerodach obtained the kingdom.
Page 9 - Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.
Page 8 - Herodotus gives a description of the city, apparently from his own observation. It stood on both sides of the river, in the form of a square, the length of whose sides is variously given; by Herodotus it is stated at 120 stadia, making the whole circumference 60 miles. It must be remembered, however, that the walls, like those of most oriental towns, inclosed rather populous districts than cities, so...
Page 6 - ... appoint. 41 Medicine to the sickness of his body he does not apply. 42 To make a sacred spot it is suitable. 43 To HEA the mighty god (his offering the King) makes. 44 Sacrifices he offers. The lifting up of his hand (at) the high place of the god he presents. 45 The 29th day. The rest-day of the MOON. 46 The day (when) the spirits of heaven (and) the spirits of earth are invoked.
Page 1 - Assyrian grammar and lexicography been enriched by magnificent " finds " of bilingual and grammatical tablets, but a considerable quantity of history has been made known to us through the discovery of cylinders which were inscribed during the latter years of the Babylonian Empire. They are peculiarly valuable, because they are the productions of those who lived at the time when the events happened which they record.
Page 5 - the'Creator of mankind," "the God of life and knowledge," " the Lord of Tliib (the blessed city) or Paradise," and exhibits many other traces of identity with the Elohim of the Jews. There seems, indeed, to be an allusion to this deity being accepted by the Monotheists as the one true God, in the last verse of chap. iv. of Genesis, where, as I understand the passage, it is said that " about this time, he (ie Seth, the Lord of T/n'4) began to be called by the name of Jehovah.
Page 4 - the God of life and knowledge," " the Lord of Thib (the blessed city) or Paradise." and exhibits many other traces of identity with the Elohim of the Jews. There seems, indeed, to be an allusion to this deity being accepted by the Monotheists as the one true God, in the last verse of chap. iv. of Genesis, where, as I understand the passage, it is said that " about this time, he (ie Seth, the Lord of Thib) began to be called by the name of Jehovah.1 the skirts of the mound were
Page 2 - Nábu-pal-usur of the cuneiform inscriptions. Concerning Nabopolassar, it is known that he was a general who was rewarded with the crown of Babylon for satisfactorily quelling a revolt. He made Babylon a tolerably powerful kingdom and this was the more easily accomplished from the fact that the Assyrian power had been utterly overthrown. It is self-evident that he left his reviving power in strong and energetic hands. The name Nebuchadnezzar has been explained in various ways by scholars, possibly...

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