Poor Old Nabonidus

It is a little sad when you read about someone in history who was such a poor ruler that people welcomed his demise.  Like this section from Bright’s History of Israel:

Nabonidus who fled was subsequently taken prisoner.  A few weeks later Cyrus himself entered the city in triumph.  According to his own inscription, he was welcomed as a liberator by the Babylonians, to whom he showed the utmost consideration.  One might dismiss this as propaganda were it not for the fact that both the Nabonidus Chronicle and the so-called “Verse Account of Nabonidus” tell much the same story.

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