Belteshazzar; A Romance of Babylon

Belteshazzar; A Romance of Babylon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... old man; but the glory of his kingdom and " his honor and brightness" remained with him to the last. But he lived to see the great canal completed, and to witness the mar ' riage of his favorite daughter, Nitocris (whose Egyptian name had been given to her by himself), to his chief general (also of royal stock), Neriglissar. ' And so, in the seventy-ninth year of his age, this wonderful man expired at Babylon, after an illness of but short duration. Emphatically may it be said of him, "his works do follow him;" for, at this late day of the world's history, 2,450 years after his death, the disinterred records on the imperishable bricks of ancient Babylon, furnish surer and more numerous records of his life than we possess of any other man so far back in the world's history, among which is an account engraved under his own supervision of his titles, his prayers and invocations to the gods Merodach and Nebo, and an account of the extent and limits of his empire, ending with a long-and minute catalogue of the wonders of Babylon, a description of the city, and an account of the works erected by himself. His autograph history has survived all his other works. It was a sad day to Daniel and to his friends Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, when King Nebuchadnezzar died, for his successor, his own son, though he well knew Daniel and intended for him no evil, was a weak ruler, and continued not long in power, and was followed by them who knew not Daniel. The years were also beginning to weigh heavily upon the head of the Jewish Seer; having been nearly twenty-two years old when Nebuchadnezzar's reign began, which had now ended in its forty-fourth year, so that Daniel was now almost three-score and ten. But...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823818
  • 9781236823816