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Stela of Nabonidus, 555-539 BCE

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Stela of Nabonidus

Relief showing Nabonidus praying to the moon, sun and Venus.

Cyrus takes Babylon- The verse account of Nabonidus-

[lacuna] for the inhabitants of Babylon, Cyrus declared the state of peace. His troops he kept away from Ekur. Big cattle he slaughtered with the ax, he slaughtered many aslu-sheep, incense he put on the censer, the regular offerings for the Lord of Lords he ordered increased, he constantly prayed to the gods, prostrated on his face. To act righteously is dear to his heart.

The Stela of Nabonidus is on display at the British Museum.

See also-

Zionism Revisited- Nabonidus, Cyrus, and the Return to Zion, Bryna Jochebed Levy, copyright COJS.

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