One of the sons of evil
I king of Israel, whose son also was wicked and reigned only two years:.1Kings
He succeeded his father in
B.C.E. 954 before being assassinated
Keeping with the universal
princiiple of reaping
what one has sown, this retributive.justice
some 24 years later fell on Baasha's family as Baasha had inflicted
16:11-14. With Nadab's end the dynasty
of Jeroboam was extirpated,
as foretold by the prophet Ahijah:.1Kings
And so, here's what happened
to Nadab to end the
of Jeroboam I:.1Kings
15:27-30. This event is typical of the entire history of the Northern
Kingdom of Israel, characterized
by revolutions and counter revolutions, closeness to God when
in trouble and distant from God when not.
long before Nebuchadnezzar II, the first Nebuchadnezzar was king of the
earlier Babylon. He reigned B.C.E. 1125-1103. During that time he conquered
after the death of its latest king. Elam was one of the first nations on
630-562. Also spelt
Nebuchadrezzar. He was contemporary
He was king of Babylonia
14:4. He captured.(in
and carried the Israelites into
captivity in Babylonia.
God calls this great king
'my servant'. God used Nebuchadnezzar to take the stubborn and rebellious
ancient people into captivity. It would be better for them there than being
slaughtered if they resisted this king of the massive first world ruling
kingdom. The very interesting story with many things for us all to learn:.Jeremiah
Nebuchadnezzar II lived in
the time of the prophet.Daniel,
of the 'times
of the Gentiles' which time began with his reign.
Nebuchadnezzar II had one
big ego until God
4:29-31. Ego thinking precludes
the flow of God to one's mind.
Nebuchadnezzar II became
a wild beast for seven years. Though his physicality was that of a beast,
his mind was the mind he always had; but it needed changing. Nebuchadnezzar's
Nebuchadnezzar's story scripture
Nebuchadnezzar II is remembered
for making Babylon one of the most outstandingly beautiful cities of the
ancient world. Babylon city included the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one
of the Seven Wonders of the World and was built for his Median
wife Amyitis, daughter of Cyaxares,
king of the Medes.
Nebuchadnezzar II's reign
was followed by his good kind son Evil-Merodach.
and Concise Bible Dictionary:."Captain
of the guard or commander in chief of Nebuchadnezzar-II's
army at the capture of Jerusalem and afterwards at its destruction. He
told Jeremiah, when he released him from his chains, that God had brought
all this destruction upon Jerusalem because they had sinned against Jehovah
and had not obeyed His voice. He gave Jeremiah.liberty
to go where he pleased:.2Kings
25:8-20; Jeremiah 39:9-14;
called Neriglissar and Nerglissar, was husband of Nebuchadnezzar II's daughter.
He was an evil prince in Babylon
who became king by killing his brother-in-law Evil-merodach
Nebuchadnezzar II's son, in B.C.E.
Nergalsharezer was son of
On some bricks his name has been found as Nergal-shar-uzur, Rubu-emga.
He was married to a daughter
of Nebuchadnezzar-II. He was succeeded
by his son, a mere boy, named Labosodarchod, who was murdered after a reign
of some nine months by a conspiracy of the nobles, one of whom, Nabonadius,
ascended the vacant throne and reigned for a period of seventeen years
in about B.C.E. 555, at the close of which period Babylon was taken by
was brother in law to Evil-Merodach
the good king of Babylon who was son of Nebuchadnezzar II. Nergalsharezer
against him and murdered him so he could reign as king.
were those who were taken captive and became willing servants of king David
and his son Solomon in the service of the temple:.Ezra
2:58 "All the Nethinims and the children of Solomon's servants, were
three hundred ninety and two."
2:70 "So the priests and the Levites and some of the people and the
singers and the porters and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities and all
Israel in their cities. Ezra 8:20 "Also
of the Nethinims, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service
of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinims, all of them were expressed
11:3 "...in the cities of Judah dwelt every one in his possession in
their cities, to wit, Israel, the priests and the Levites and the Nethinims
and the children of Solomon's servants."
The Nethinims grew in knowledge
while serving in Israel:.Nehemiah
10:28 "And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters,
the singers, the Nethinims and all they that had separated themselves from
the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons and
their daughters, every one having knowledge and having understanding."
He apparently founded Babylon
and the city of Nineveh and the Assyrian
empire. Nimrod is supposed to have begun the tower
of Babel. His name is still preserved by a vast ruinous mound, on the
site of ancient Babylon:.Genesis
10:8 "And Cush begat Nimrod. He
began to be a mighty one in the earth."
himself made no secret of his designs and pursued them with a bold front
and a high hand and at the same time was aware of the name and will of
gives a new character to his hunting, which seems to have extended even
to man, as the term is sometimes so applied. His name, which literally
means 'we shall rebel', is in keeping with the practice of an arbitrary
and violent control over
men's persons and property."
Nineveh, a huge city and capital of ancient Assyria.(map).
The Greeks and Romans called it "the great Ninus". It was situated on the
east bank of the Tigris, opposite and below the modern Mosul.
Its origin is traced to the
times near the flood. See Nimrod,
above. For nearly fifteen centuries afterwards it is not mentioned. In
the books of Jonah and Nahum it is described as an immense city, three
days' journey in circuit, containing more than one hundred and twenty thousand
young children or probably six hundred thousand souls. It contained much
cattle and numerous parks, garden groves, etc. Its inhabitants were wealthy,
warlike and far advanced in civilization. It had numerous strongholds with
gates and bars and had multiplied its merchants 'above the stars'. It is
said that its crowned princes were as locusts and its captains as grasshoppers.
With this description agrees that of the historian Diodorus Siculus, who
says Nineveh was twenty-one miles long, nine miles broad and fifty-four
miles in circumference; that its walls were a hundred feet high and so
broad that three chariots could drive upon them abreast and that it had
fifteen hundred towers, each two hundred feet high.
Nineveh had long been the
mistress of the East, but for her great luxury and wickedness, the prophet
was sent, more than eight hundred years before Christ, to warn the Ninevites
of her speedy destruction. Their timely change of heart delayed for a time
the fall of the city, but about B.C.E.
753, the period of the foundation of Rome, it was taken by the Medes
under Arbaces and nearly a century and a half later, according to the predictions
of Nahum, it was a second time taken by Cyaraxes and Nabopolassar, after
which it no more recovered its former splendor. Subsequent writers mention
it but seldom and as an unimportant place, so complete was its destruction,
that for ages its site has been lost.
This whole extensive space
is now one immense area of ruins. The mounds which were the 'grave' of
its ruins, were covered with soil as to seem like natural hills. But since
1841, Layard, Botta and others have been exploring its remains, so long
undisturbed. The mounds chiefly explored lie at three corners of a trapezium
about eighteen miles long and twelve miles wide and nearly sixty miles
thus confirming the ancient accounts of its vast.extent.
excavations disclose temples and palaces, guarded by huge winged bulls
and lions with human heads. The apartments of these buildings are lined
with slabs of stone, covered with sculptures in bas-relief
and inscriptions in arrow-headed characters.
Assyrian empire then came to an end, the Medes and Babylonians
dividing its provinces between them. After having ruled for more than six
hundred years with hideous tyranny and violence, from the Caucasus and
the Caspian to the Persian Gulf and from beyond the Tigris to Asia Minor
and Egypt, it vanished like a dream. Its end was strange, sudden, tragic.
Forty years ago our knowledge
of the great Assyrian empire and of its magnificent capital was almost
wholly a blank. Vague memories had indeed survived of its power and greatness,
but very little was definitely known about it. Other cities which had perished,
as Palmyra, Persepolis and Thebes, had left ruins to mark their sites and
tell of their former greatness, but of this city, imperial
Nineveh, not a single vestige
month, nearly answering to our April,
but varying somewhat from year to year, according to the course of the
moon. It was the seventh month of the civil year, but was made the first
month of the sacred
year at the coming out of Egypt:.Exodus
12:1,2. By Moses it is called Abib:.Exodus
13:4. The name Nisan found only after the time of Ezra
and the return from the captivity of Babylon:.2Chronicles
was before this called Abib:.Exodus
13:4. The name Nisan means 'month of flowers' and 'beginning'. In their
climate this was harvest time for grains, especially barley..Concise
were two periods for the year to commence,
one called the Civil year and the other the Sacred."
The other months were:
or Tisri, October