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Belteshazzar
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Hero of the book of Daniel. Described as a member of the Judaean nobility. Carried off to Babylon in 597 bc (Dan 1:1–3). The introduction says that Daniel lived until the “first year of Cyrus” (539 bc; Dan 1:21), but the narrative records event into the reign of “Darius the Mede,” presumably Darius I (522–486 bc). The book depicts Daniel as a pious, wise man who received revelations—the protagonist of stories in Dan 1–6 and the presumed author of Dan 7–12.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Daniel the Prophet
Daniel the Prophet (דָּנִיֵּאל‎, daniyyel). Hero of the book of Daniel. Described as a member of the Judaean nobility. Carried off to Babylon in 597 bc (Dan 1:1–3). The introduction says that Daniel lived until the “first year of Cyrus” (539 bc; Dan 1:21), but the narrative records event into the reign
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Belteshazzar (Person)
BELTESHAZZAR (PERSON) [Heb, Aram bēlṭĕšaʾṣṣar (בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר)]. Babylonian name given to Daniel by Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch Ashpenaz in the exilic period when a group of Jewish noblemen were similarly renamed (Dan 1:7). See SHADRACH, MESHACH, ABEDNEGO. Belteshazzar is the Akkadian name balāṭsu-uṣur,
Daniel (Person)
DANIEL (PERSON) [Heb dānı̄ʾēl (דָּנִאֵל‎), dānı̂yēʾl (דָּנִיֵּאל‎)]. 1. The second son of David, born at Hebron (1 Chr 3:1), the firstborn of David and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal’s widow (1 Samuel 25). He is called “Chileab” in 2 Sam 3:3, a reading which undoubtedly is corrupt (see CHILEAB). In Chronicles
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Belteshazzar
Belteshazzar. Daniel’s Babylonian name (Dn 1:7). Daniel was one of the young men taken captive to Babylon to be trained as counselors for King Nebuchadnezzar (Dn 1).See Daniel (Person) #3.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Belteshazzar
Belteshazzar bel-tə-shazʹər [Heb. bēlṭeša’ṣṣar; Akk. balaṭsu-uṣur—‘protect his life’]. The Babylonian name given to Daniel (Dnl. 1:7; 2:26; 4:8; 5:12). In 4:8 King Nebuchadnezzar interprets the first syllable of the name as coming from the Babylonian god Bel. This is a folk etymology, unless
Daniel (prophet)
4. A prophet of the time of Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus, the hero and author of the book of Daniel.
Daniel (the wise)
3. A person of great wisdom and righteousness, associated with Noah and Job in Ezk. 14:14, 20; 28:3, where the NEB reads “Danel.” This latter vocalization of the MT has been influenced by the Ugaritic Legend of Aqht, which dealt with the activities of a Phoenician ruler named Dnil, which can be vocalized
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Belteshazzar
BELTESHAZZAR Daniel’s Babylonian name (Dn 1:7). Daniel was one of the young men taken captive to Babylon to be trained as counselors for King Nebuchadnezzar (ch 1). See Daniel (Person) #3.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Belteshazzar
Belteshazzar (bel´ti-shaz´uhr), the Babylonian name given to Daniel at the royal court (Dan. 1:7). The underlying form was probably Neo-Babylonian balat-su-utsur, “protect his life,” which in turn was probably abbreviated from Bel- (or Marduk-) balat-su-utsur—an invocation of a Babylonian god for protection.
Daniel
Daniel (dan´yuhl).1 David’s second son, according to 1 Chron. 3:1. In 2 Sam. 3:3 his name is given as Chileab.2 A priest and descendant of Ithamar who returned from the exile with Ezra (Ezra 8:2). He may be the same Daniel listed in Neh. 10:6 as one of the priests who signed Ezra’s covenant-renewal
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Belteshazzar
BELTESHAZZAR (Heb. bēlṭesa’aṣṣar; Gk. Baltasar). The name given to Daniel in Babylon (Dn. 1:7; 2:26; 4:8–9, 19; 5:12; 10:1). The Heb. may be a transliteration of the common Babylonian name Belet/Belti-šar-uṣur (May the Lady [wife of the god *Bel] protect the king’). For the form of the name, *Belshazzar,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Belteshazzar
Belteshazzar (Heb. bēlṭĕšaʾṣṣar)The Babylonian name (Akk. balāṭsu-uṣur, “protect his life”) given to Daniel during his captivity in Babylon (Dan. 1:7; 2:26; 4:8–9). At Dan. 4:8 Nebuchadnezzar interprets the name as derived from the Babylonian deity Bel, but this is probably a popular etymology.
Daniel
Daniel (Heb. dāniʾēl, dānɩ̂yēʾl)1. David’s second son, according to the Chronicler (1 Chr. 3:1). The author of the books of Samuel remembers his name as Chileab. Since he does not figure in the struggle for succession to David’s throne (2 Sam. 9–1 Kgs. 2), he possibly died before reaching maturity
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Belteshazzar
Belteshazzar [bĕlˊtĭ shăzˊər] (Heb. bēlṭeša˒ṣṣar; Akk. balaṭsu-uṣur “protect his life”). The Babylonian name given to Daniel during his captivity in Babylon (Dan. 1:7; 2:26; 4:8–9). At 4:8 Nebuchadnezzar interprets the name as derived from the Babylonian deity Bel, but this is probably
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Belteshazzar
BELTESHAZZAR (Akkadian, “Bel guard his life”) The name given to Daniel by Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch, Ashpenaz (Dan 1:7).
Daniel
DANIEL (Hebrew, “God judges”) The name of three men in the Old Testament, of whom the first is by far the best known.1. The hero of the book of Daniel. Daniel is presented in the account as a youth of a noble Judahite family who was also noted for his intellectual gifts. In 605 b.c., he was deported
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Belteshazzar
BELTESHAZ´ZAR (bel-te-shazʹer; Akkad. ìBalaṭ-su-uṣur (Bel), protect his life”). The Babylonian name given to the prophet Daniel (Dan. 1:7). See Daniel.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Belteshazzar
BelteshazzarBeltis protect the king!, the Chaldee name given to Daniel by Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 1:7).
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