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Bundle of 2 - Ancient Civilizations - Nebuchadnezzar & the Hanging Gardens

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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations - Nebuchadnezzar & the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The total number of slides in the presentations is 30. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

King Nebuchadnezzar II is known as the most famous and important king of the Neo-Babylonian or Chaldean Empire. His father, King Nabopolassar had defeated the Assyrians with the help of the Medes and liberated Babylonia from Assyrian rule. This allowed King Nebuchadnezzar to inherit a stable kingdom and ample wealth on which to build; an opportunity for greatness which Nebuchadnezzar took full advantage of.

Nebuchadnezzar restored old religious monuments, improved canals and built a Babylon into a beautiful city, but his best-known accomplishment was his palace, a place used for administrative, religious, ceremonial, as well as residential purposes, especially the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

When the king could not sleep, he asked Daniel, to interpret his dreams which his prophets could not do. Impressed with Daniel, he promoted him. But Daniel revealed to him God’s upcoming punishment nut the king ignored it.

The book of Daniel also describes how God humbled Nebuchadnezzar for boasting. He was plagued with a seven-year bout of insanity and lived like an animal during that time. This was widely seen as punishment of God for his refusal to acknowledge God.

It was Nebuchadnezzar who threw Daniel, the Jewish prophet into the den of lions, only to be spared from death. He also he tried to kill Shadrach, Meshach and Abedenego into a fiery furnace for not bowing down to him. They too, miraculously escaped death.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Religion – Enemies of God in the Old Testament - Nebuchadnezzar II and contains 17 slides and covers the following:

Background (2)
Ascending the Throne
Strengthening His Throne
Building Wonders
Expanding His Kingdom
Jewish Captivity
Biblical Account of Nebuchadnezzar
Enemy of God
Meeting Daniel
Insanity Years
Impact on Judaism
Building Legacy
Impact of Legacy
End of Presentation

According to legend, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, considered one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World, were built in the 6th century BCE by King Nebuchadnezzar II for his homesick wife, Amytis.

As a Persian princess, Amytis missed the wooded mountains of her youth so Nebuchadnezzar built her an oasis in the desert, a building covered with exotic trees and plants, tiered so that it resembled a mountain. The only problem is that archaeologists are not sure that the Hanging Gardens ever really existed.

Power point presentation #2 is entitled, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - The Hanging Gardens of Babylon and contains 13 slides and covers the following:

Introduction
Babylon & the Bible
Nebuchadnezzar
& Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar Rules
Temple of Marduk
The Ishtar Gate
What Did the
Gardens Look Like?
Description
Did the Gardens Exist?
Not Mentioned in History
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... Ancient Civilizations.
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