- a prince of Babylon, son of Nabonidus and co-regent with him, referred to in the Bible as a king of Babylon and son of Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. 5.
Origin of Belshazzar
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Historical Examples of belshazzar
The summer was devoted to the composition of Belshazzar, for which Jennens had supplied the libretto.Handel
Edward J. Dent
The abominations of the banquets of Belshazzar and Cleopatra were re-enacted there.Clarimonde
In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.The Ontario High School Reader
It is the same Hand that wrote on the wall the sentence of Belshazzar.Broken Bread
There was held Belshazzar's feast, and was seen the writing on the wall.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
- 6th century bc, the son of Nabonidus, coregent of Babylon with his father for eight years: referred to as king and son of Nebuchadnezzar in the Old Testament (Daniel 5:1, 17; 8:1); described as having received a divine message of doom written on a wall at a banquet (Belshazzar's Feast)
last Chaldean king of Babylon (Dan. v), from Hebrew Belshatztzar, a contraction of Akkadian Bel-shar-usur, literally "Bel-protect-the-king" (see Bel).