Women of the Word: Queen Mother of Belshazzar

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Belshazzar was the son (some scholars say the grandson) of the great Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar. Nebuchadnezzar’s story of how he came to recognize God as the one true God is one of my favorites, but, unfortunately, Belshazzar died without ever coming to the same truth as his father. From the brief appearance that Belshazzar’s mother makes in Daniel 5:10-12, it appears that she also recognized the power and the people of God. Continue reading