Nebuchadneeezar II was king of Babylon from 604-562 BC
- He is mentioned in Scripture: 2Kings 24-25; Jeremiah 21; Daniel 1:5
- Nebuchadnezzar was the son of Nabopolassar.
- 609 BC – Nebuchadnezzar was placed at the head of his father’s armies.
- 606 BC – Nebuchadnezzar took Palestine away from the control of Egypt.
- 606 BC – Nebuchadnezzar took some Jewish captives to Babylon, including the prophet Daniel.
- 606 BC – Nebuchadnezzar became co-regent with his father, Nabopolassar.
- 604 BC – Nebuchadnezzar became the sole ruler of Babylon and reigned for 45 of the 70 years that the Babylonian Empire stood.
- 597 BC – Nebuchadnezzar crushed a new rebellion in Palestine and took King Jehoiachin and more captives to Babylon, including the prophet Ezekiel.
- 586 BC – Nebuchadnezzar burned Jerusalem to the ground and took more captives to Babylon.
- 587-573 BC – Nebuchadnezzar’s army besieged Tyre for 13 years. Nebuchadnezzar invaded and conquered Moab, Ammon, Edom and Lebanon.
- 581 BC – Nebuchadnezzar again took captives from Judah.
- 572 BC – Nebuchadnezzar invaded and plundered Egypt.
- In the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign as sole ruler (which was Daniel’s 3rd year in Babylon), he experienced his dream of the great image (Daniel 2).
- In Daniel 4, Nebuchadnezzar was smitten with a mental condition in which he believed he was a wild beast.
- Nebuchadnezzar died in 561 BC.
- The prophet Daniel exerted some influence over Nebuchadnezzar. Three times the King called on Daniel’s God: Daniel 2:47; Daniel 3:39; Daniel 4:34.
- The city of Babylon was massive with walls 60 miles around, 15 miles high on each side, 300 feet high and 80 feet thick, extending some 35 feet below the ground.
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- Wikipedia: Nebuchadnezzar II
- Wikpedia: List of the Kings of Babylon
- Encyclopedia Britannica: Nebuchadnezzar
- Ancient History Encyclopedia: Nebuchadnezzar
- 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia: Nebuchadnezzar
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