8630Re: [ANE-2] Re: nebuchadrezzar
- Jul 2, 2008On Wed, Jul 2, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Tory Thorpe wrote:
> Berossus knew some of the events this year as well: "NabouchodonosorosThe text of Berossus is available here:
> learned of his father's death shortly thereafter. After he arranged affairs in
> Egypt [at the border of Egypt?] and the remaining territory, he ordered some
> of his friends to bring Jewish, Phoenician, Syrian, and Egyptian prisoners
> together with the bulk of the army and the rest of the booty to Babylonia. He
> himself set out with a few companions and reached Babylon BY CROSSING
> THE DESERT" (FGrH 2a).
Oded Lipschitz discusses Nebuchadrezzar's return to Babylon for the New
Year celebrations in his book, "The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem", p. 60-61.
He also mentions how, in another case, Nebuchadrezzar returned to Babylon
alone at the end of the year, while leaving his army behind:
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