Nabuchodonosor


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Nabuchodonosor

(năb'yo͞okədŏn`əsôr'), variant of NebuchadnezzarNebuchadnezzar
, d. 562 B.C., king of Babylonia (c.605–562 B.C.), son and successor of Nabopolassar. In his father's reign he was sent to oppose the Egyptians, who were occupying W Syria and Palestine. At Carchemish he met and defeated (605 B.C.
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18) 'Die, Nabuchodonosor, quid in fornace uidisti quando tres uiros iustos iniuste illuc miseras, die, die quid tibi fuerit reuelatum.
For instance, it makes sense to ask why someone or something turns into something and not into something else: is there some specific reason why, of all possibilities, Voltaire's King Nabuchodonosor has to be a white taurus, or why Gregor Samsa turns into an insect?
Although the Iraqi Ba'athist regime cast its long war with Iran as a defense of the Arab nation against the Persian threat, the old Assyrian conqueror, Nabuchodonosor, was also invoked to justify the empowerment of Iraq.