A favorite tactic of Bible critics is to point to names of people or places which do not have verification by a secular (non-biblical) source. One of these was Belshazzar. He is identified as a king of Babylon in Dan. 5:22, 7:1, and 8:1. Critics say because there is no mention of him as a Babylonian king outside the Bible, it must be one of the multitude of “errors” the Bible is allegedly filled with. In 1876 Sir Henry Rawlinson discovered ancient tablets with Belshazzar listed as the King of Babylon. Turns out that Daniel was right all along and the critics were wrong all along.
Posted by: Rob Lester | April 3, 2010
Belshazzar was a real king after all