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Belshazzar In the Old Testament, the son of Nebuchadnezzar and last king of Babylon. The Book of Daniel relates how Belshazzar organized a great feast during which a disembodied hand wrote upon the wall, “Mene, mene tekel upharsin”. Daniel translated it as “Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.” and said it signified Babylon's downfall. Modern archaeological investigations identified Belshazzar with Bel-shar-usur (d.539 bc), the son of Nabonidus, King of Babylon (556–539 bc).

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Belshazzar

Belshazzar (bĕlshăz´ər), according to the Bible, son of Nebuchadnezzar and last king of Babylon. The Book of Daniel relates that, at his feast, handwriting appeared on the wall. Daniel interpreted it as a prophecy of doom; that night Babylonia fell to the otherwise unknown Darius the Mede.

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Belteshazzar

Belteshazzar (bĕltəshăz´ər), in the Book of Daniel, Babylonian name of the prophet Daniel.

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Belshazzar

Belshazzar. Oratorio by Handel. (F.p. London 1745.) Text by Charles Jennens.

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Belshazzar

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