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Belshazzar (/bɛlˈʃæzər/; Biblical Hebrew בלשאצר; Akkadian: Bēl-šarra-uṣur; Greek: Balthazar,[3] from Akkadian, meaning "Protect His Life"; or, possibly, "[May] Bel Protect the King";[4]) was Coregent of Babylon, governing the country after his father, King Nabonidus, went into exile in 550 BCE. Belshazzar died after Babylon fell to the Persians in 539 BCE.[1]

According to the Book of Daniel, Belshazzar holds a last great feast at which he sees a hand writing on a wall with the Aramaic words mene, mene, tekel, upharsin, which Daniel interprets as a judgment from God foretelling the fall of Babylon.

Belshazzar Painting - Belshazzar's Feast by Rembrandt

Belshazzar's Feast , Rembrandt

Belshazzar Painting - Belshazzars Feast by John Martin

Belshazzars Feast, John Martin

 Painting - Belshazzar's Feast by Antonio Molinari

Belshazzar's Feast, Antonio Molinari


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