Time Always Tells

A long standing controversy concerning Belshazzar in Daniel 5 in recent years, has once again proven the Bible right!

The Bible refers to king Nebuchadnezzar as king Belshazzar’s (the last king of Babylon) father. No records of a King Belshazzar was ever found, questioning the validity of the Bible. Until that is in 1854, when an inscription was found. This inscription spoke of Nebonidus and his eldest son Belshazzar. This furthered the controversy that the Bible is not true, for the Bible says Nebuchadnezzar was Belshazzar’s father, until  just a few years ago when a torrential downpour in Hillah, a suburb of Babylon, caused a ravine to give way, exposing a number of huge, coarse earthenware vases filled with tablets and the receipts and contracts of a firm of Babylonian bankers, which showed that Belshazzar had a household with secretaries and stewards. (https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/belshazzar/).

So why does the Queen mother address the king saying, “Your father, king Nebuchadnezzar”? It is my belief that it was a cultural way of addressing the former king, either in public or in the extended family, such as the case “In the middle of the 17th century, the English Royalist squire Sir Robert Filmer likewise held that the state was a family and that the king was a father, but he claimed, in an interpretation of Scripture, that Adam was the first king and that Charles I (reigned 1625–49) ruled England as Adam’s eldest heir.” Ir like Israelites proclaiming their original father, Abraham https://www.britannica.com/topic/divine-right-of-kings  

It is now known that Belshazzar was the son of Nitocris, who was the daughter of Nebuchadnezzar.

Time always tells the truth!


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