Tag Archives: Belshazzar

Isaiah’s Amazing Cyrus Prophecy — “The Gates Shall Not Be Shut”

In Isaiah 44-45, written around 700 BC, Isaiah the prophet, writing as he was moved by the Holy Spirit (II Peter 1:21), named the Persian emperor who would come to power and conquer Babylon more than 150 years later.  I’ve … Continue reading

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A Clay Cylinder — and Skepticism and Apologetics

Norman Porteous, Daniel: A Commentary (1965), on Daniel 5:31. “Darius is almost certainly a figment of the writer’s imagination.” Continue reading

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A Clay Cylinder — and Daniel’s Prophecy

The Bible in the British Museum Yesterday, I wrote about how this clay cylinder (and its cuneiform inscription) show Daniel’s historical accuracy (A Clay Cylinder — and Daniel’s History).  Today, I’d like to look at what it means for Daniel’s … Continue reading

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A Clay Cylinder — and Daniel’s History

By 450 B.C., there are no records of Belshazzar. No one remembers him. Herodotus didn’t know anything about him. He exists only in old buried stuff. And in the Bible…. Continue reading

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Thy Word is Truth

We need truth, and God’s Word gives it. True because He is true, it sets us free and sets us right. Continue reading

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