Nebuchadnezzar II's name in Akkadian was Nabû-kudurri-uṣur, meaning "Nabu, watch over my heir". The name was often interpreted in earlier scholarship as "Nabu, protect the boundary", given that the word kudurru can also mean 'boundary' or 'line'. Modern historians support the 'heir' interpretation over the 'boundary' interpretation in terms ...
- August 605 BC – 7 October 562 BC
- c. 642 BC, Uruk (?)
Nebuchadnezzar II, also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II, (born c. 630—died c. 561 bce), second and greatest king of the Chaldean dynasty of Babylonia (reigned c. 605–c. 561 bce). He was known for his military might, the splendour of his capital, Babylon , and his important part in Jewish history .
Nov 7, 2018 · Nebuchadnezzar II (r. 605/604-562 BCE) was the greatest King of ancient Babylon during the period of the Neo-Babylonian Empire (626-539 BCE), succeeding its founder, his father, Nabopolassar (r. 626-605 BCE). He is best known from the biblical books of Daniel and Jeremiah where he is portrayed as the king who stands against God.
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Nebuchadrezzar II, or Nebuchadnezzar, (born c. 630—died c. 561 bc ), Second and greatest king of the Chaldean dynasty of Babylonia. He began his military career as an administrator ( c. 610 bc) and ascended the throne on his father’s death, just after winning Syria from the Egyptians (605 bc ).
Apr 2, 2014 · Name: Nebuchadnezzar II Birth Year: 630 Birth Country: Iraq Gender: Male Best Known For: Nebuchadnezzar II was the ruler of Babylonia c. 605–561 BC. He expanded his empire while building the...
Feb 22, 2020 · Full Name: Nebuchadnezzar II, King of Babylonia Known For: Most powerful and longest-reigning ruler of the Babylonian Empire (from BC 605-562) who figured prominently in the Bible books of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. Born: c. 630 BC Died: c. 562 BC Parents: Nabopolassar and Shuadamqa of Babylon Spouse: Amytis of Media