Fascinating Archeological Discoveries That Support The Bible


The Nabonidus Cylinder dampened the skeptical scholars’ earlier assumptions that Belshazzar was not a Babylonian king and Nabonidus was not his father. This cuneiform clay cylinder of King Nabonidus’ inscriptions actually mentioned Belshazzar by his name!

With this amazing archaeological piece we can now get what’s behind Daniel 5:16 (King James Version): “And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

These inscriptions make it all consistent because Nabonidus shared the throne with his son Belshazzar, who was Babylon’s crown prince. So this would make Daniel the third ruler as said in the verse.