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Scriptsבֵּלְשַׁאצַּר Ancient Hebrew

Meaning & History

From בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר (Belshatzzar), the Hebrew form of the Akkadian name Bel-sharra-usur meaning "BEL protect the king". This was the name of the son of Nabonidus, the last king of the Babylonian Empire before it was conquered by the Persians in the 6th century BC. In the Old Testament Book of Daniel Belshazzar is the last king of Babylon who sees the mystical handwriting on the wall, which is interpreted by Daniel to portend the end of the empire.
VariantBel-Sharra-Usur Babylonian
Other Languages & CulturesBaghdasar Armenian Baltasar Biblical Greek Belshatzzar Biblical Hebrew Baltassar Biblical Latin Boldizsár Hungarian Baldassare, Baldo Italian Balthasar, Baltazar, Balthazar Judeo-Christian Legend Baltasar Spanish

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anglicizations, biblical
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute