Bundle of 3 - Ancient Civilizations - Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon & The Gardens

Bundle of 3 - Ancient Civilizations - Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon & The Gardens
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This is his bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentation on Ancient Civilizations – Nebuchadnezzar, Babylon & The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. The total number of slides in the presentations is xx. 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

Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern day Iraq, 59 miles southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from the Akkadian language of the time, meant ‘Gate of God’ or Gate of the Gods.’ The city owes its infamy to the many references the Bible makes to it; all of which are unfavorable. Yet EVERY ANCIENT WRITER MENTIONS BABYLON WITH A TONE OF AWE AND REVERENCE.

In the Book of Genesis, chapter 11, Babylon is featured in the story of The Tower of Babel and the Hebrews claimed the city was named for the confusion which ensued after God caused the people to begin speaking in different languages so they would not be able to complete their great tower to the heavens. Babylon also appears prominently in the biblical books of Daniel, Jeremiah, and Isaiah, among others, and, most notably, The Book of Revelation.

After Alexander’s death at Babylon, his successors known as ‘The Diadochi’, fought over his empire generally and the city specifically to the point where the residents fled for their safety and were re-located. By the time the Parthian Empire ruled the region in 141 BCE Babylon was deserted and forgotten. The city steadily fell into ruin and, even during a brief revival under the Sassanid Persians, never approached its former greatness.

Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Ancient Civilizations - The Babylonian Empire and contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Overview
Biblical References
Seat of Learning & Culture
The Old City
Hammurabi
Hammurabi’s Leadership
The City is Destroyed
Sennacherib’s Fall
Nebuchadnezzar II
Exile of the Jews
Persian Conquest
Babylon Falls
Babylon Flourishes Again
Alexander the Great
The Final Fall of Babylon
Archeological Remains
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 #3 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 have in my store on Ancient Civilizations.
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