- Incorrectly asserted in Dan. 5:2 to be the son of Nebuchadnezzar and last king of Babylon. Cuneiform [[➝ cuneiform]] inscriptions found at Ur, however, show that he was the son of Nabonidus of Babylon (556–539 BCE) and that he ruled as regent during the king's absence. The story in the book is of a feast given by Belshazzar during which a mysterious hand writes a legend of doom on the wall and he is slain that very night—a drama that has inspired many paintings and some great music (e.g. William Walton's oratorio).
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Belshazzar — (or Balthazar ; Akkadian Bel sarra usur ) was a prince of Babylon, the son of Nabonidus, the last king of Babylon according to the Book of Daniel. In the Book of Daniel (chapters 5 and 8) of the Jewish Tanakh or Christian Old Testament,… … Wikipedia
BELSHAZZAR — (Heb. בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר, בֵּלְאשַׁצַּר; the Akkadian name Bel šar uṣur, O Bel, guard the king ; LXX, Βαλτασάρ), son of nebuchadnezzar and the last king of Babylon, according to the Book of Daniel. The biblical account (Dan. 5) relates that Belshazzar … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Belshazzar — (HWV 61) ist ein Oratorium in drei Teilen von Georg Friedrich Händel. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Entstehung 2 Libretto 3 Personen 4 Weblinks 5 … Deutsch Wikipedia
Belshazzar — • The Greek and Latin name for Belshazzar, which is the Hebrew equivalent for Belsarrausur, i.e., May Bel protect the king Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Belshazzar — last Chaldean king of Babylon (Dan. v), from Heb. Belshatztzar, a contraction of Akkad. Bel shar usur, lit. Bel protect the king (see BEL (Cf. Bel)) … Etymology dictionary
Belshazzar — [bel shaz′ər] n. [Heb belshatsar < Akkadian bēl sharra uşur, lit., “Bel, protect the king”] Bible the last king of Babylon, who was warned of defeat by the handwriting on the wall: Dan. 5 … English World dictionary
Belshazzar — /bel shaz euhr/, n. a prince of Babylon, son of Nabonidus and co regent with him, referred to in the Bible as a king of Babylon and son of Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. 5. [ < Heb Belshassar < Akkadian Bel shar usur may Bel guard the king] * * * died с… … Universalium
Belshazzar — Cet article concerne l œuvre lyrique. Pour le roi de Babylone cité dans le Livre de Daniel, voir Balthazar (roi). Belshazzar est un oratorio en trois actes composé entre août et octobre 1744 par Georg Friedrich Haendel, pour soprano, 2 altos, 2… … Wikipédia en Français
Belshazzar — Bel protect the king!, the last of the kings of Babylon (Dan. 5:1). He was the son of Nabonidus by Nitocris, who was the daughter of Nebuchadnezzar and the widow of Nergal sharezer. When still young he made a great feast to a thousand of his… … Easton's Bible Dictionary
Belshazzar — noun (Old Testament) Babylonian general and son of Nebuchadnezzar II; according to the Old Testament he was warned of his doom by divine handwriting on the wall that was interpreted by Daniel (6th century BC) (Freq. 1) • Topics: ↑Old Testament •… … Useful english dictionary