Daniel 4:29 Index
"At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon."
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"At the end of twelve months . . . "

  • Nebuchadnezzar appears to have taken Daniel's words thoughtfully. A full year passed before the judgment fell. It was an exciting and satisfying year for the king, for in it he succeeded at last in conquering Egypt. As a bound man he had fought Egypt to a bitter tie; now as an old man he overpowered it at last. Without doubt his Babylon was a capital of a mighty empire. (MM 60)

" . . . he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon."

  • It is not known from which palace Nebuchadnezzar viewed the city." (4BC 792)
  • Nebuchadnezzar failed to profit by the warning he had received, yet God bore with him twelve months longer before the blow fell. All that time he cherished pride in his heart, and at length it reached a climax beyond which God cold not suffer it to pass. The king was walking in the palace, and as he looked forth upon the splendors of that wonder of the world, great Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, he forgot the source of all his strength and greatness.... Archeologists have found the ruins of that ancient city, which Sir Frederic Kenyon describes in the follow sentences: (US 84-85)
    • "These confirmed the generally wrecked character of the site, but also revealed much as to its plan, architecture, and ornamentation. The buildings found were almost wholly the work of Nebuchadnezzar, who rebuilt the previous city most extensively, his own enormous palace... being the most conspicuous building of all." (Sir Frederic Kenyon, The Bible and Archaeology, page 126)