Nebuchadnezzar, the most important of the Chaldean, or Neo-Babylonian, kings, reigned from 605 to 562 BC. Although he is called Nebuchadnezzar in the Old Testament, his Babylonian name was Nabu-kudur-usur. Modern historians often refer to him as Nebuchadrezzar. There are few Old World names more famous than his. He was a great military leader and brilliant tactician and strategist. However, he is most remembered for building the great city of Babylon and destroying Jerusalem. The great monarch learned the art of war at an early age, going with his father to the campaigns against the Assyrians. From the veteran soldiers of Babylonia and Greek mercenaries he learned the tactics of the battlefield and siege methods.
This Babylonian king was a son of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. His first contact with the Jews happened in the time of his father-in-law Sennacherib, whom he accompanied on his campaign against Hezekiah. The destruction of the Assyrian army before the walls of Jerusalem, the great catastrophe from which only Nebuchadnezzar and four others escaped with their life, inspired him with fear of God. Later, in his capacity as secretary to the Babylonian king Merodach-baladan, it was he who called his master’s notice to the mention of the Jewish king’s name before the Name of God. “Thou callest Him ‘the great God,’ yet thou dost name Him after the king,” he said. Nebuchadnezzar himself hastened after the messenger to bring back the letter and have it changed. He had advanced scarce three steps when he was restrained by the angel Gabriel, for even the few paces he had walked for the glory of God earned him his great power over Israel.
Sword of Nebuchadnezzar
Sword of the famous King of Babylon by Marto Toledo.
Rare sword! Discontinued. Last pieces available!
Legendary ancient sword of the Babylonian king. Rare boxed version. Gold and Silver plated hilt and pommel.
Nebuchadnezzar II. (Nabucodonosor) was king of Babylonia (605 – c. 562 BC). Son of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba.
He is famous by creation of Hanging Gardens of Babylon (one of the 7 wonders of the World) and by destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. Nabuchadnezzar was an awesome military leader, strategists, politician and constructor. He is also known as “Destroyer of nations”.
Nebuchadnezzar sword features
Overall Length : 29-3/4″.
Blade Length : 22-1/2″.
Handle Length : 9-1/2″.
Blade Material: 420 stainless steel.
Handle : Cast metal guard and pommel with gold plated and silver finish.
Sealed with Marto’s world-renown quality, this magnificent and rare.
Blade Stamps: Marto “M” Toledo, Made in Spain.
Box: Marto Made in Toledo Spain emblem.