Istanbul Archaeology Museum

BABYLONIAN KING Nebuchadnezzar II’s Prism (r. 605–562 B.C.E.), a royal inscription describing the enlargement of the Old Palace at Babylon, names two of the king’s high officials, Nergal-sharuṣur the Sin-magir and Nabuzeriddinam. These officials are referenced in the Hebrew Bible as Nergal-sharezer the Samgar (Jeremiah 39:3) and Nebuzaradan (2 Kings 25:8), respectively.