Episode 850: Handwriting on the Wall, Part 1

Episode 850 March 01, 2024 00:10:00
Episode 850: Handwriting on the Wall, Part 1
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Episode 850: Handwriting on the Wall, Part 1

Mar 01 2024 | 00:10:00

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Show Notes

Under King Hammurabi's reign, Babylon emerged as a dominant city, possibly the world's largest at its peak. Its significance was revived under the Neo-Babylonian Empire, notably through King Nebuchadnezzar II's monumental building projects, such as the Ishtar Gate and the Hanging Gardens, showcasing the city's grandeur and military might. 

 

In the first of a two-part special episode, on one late summer night, our narrative focuses on Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar's successor, who indulges in a lavish banquet to display his wealth and power, while Daniel and his companions, captives from Judah, quietly reflect on their faith amidst the palace's festivities. Unbeknownst to the revelers, Cyrus, the Persian king, plans a surprise attack on the city, exploiting the Babylonians' distraction. The story contrasts the ephemeral pleasures of Belshazzar's feast with the enduring strength of faith and the looming threat of Cyrus's imminent assault, highlighting the transient nature of earthly power and the importance of spiritual steadfastness.

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