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Who was King Nebuchadnezzar’s son?

Nebuchadnezzar was king of Babylon from 605BC to 562BC. We know of two of his children: a son, Amel Marduk (known as Evil-Merodach in 2 Kings 25:27), and a daughter Nitocris. Amel-Marduk succeeded Nebuchadnezzar as king. According to Berossus (Jos Ap 1.20), Amel-Marduk was killed in a coup. His brother-in-law, Neriglissar (probably the same as Nergal-Sharezer […]

What is Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Dan. 2 about?

Nebuchadnezzar’s dream involves a statue of a man made from different materials (Dan. 2:31-33). A stone then hits the statue, destroys it, turns into a mountain, and fills the earth (Dan. 2:34-35). Like lots of other prophecies, these aren’t literal things; rather the items represent other things. In this prophecy Daniel tells us (Dan. 2:36-45) […]

Where was Daniel during the furnace episode?

In Daniel 3, King Nebuchadnezzar set up an enormous image of gold and decreed that everyone should bow down to it. Daniel’s friends — Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego — refused to do so, and so were thrown into a fiery furnace which miraculously did not harm them. Many people have wondered where Daniel was during […]