Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

A "Dinner At The Palace" During Nebuchadnezzar's Reign

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter, dedicated to Bustenay Oded, is a sequel to research on some political issues and international relations during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar II. There are several valuable sources from the Neo-Babylonian period dealing with "Dinner at the Palace". The relevant Akkadian term for the meal at the palace is naptanu, a "sumptuous banquet", specifically naptan šarri. References relevant to the study are all from the Neo-Assyrian period and deal with setting the table, and serving and finishing the meal. In the days of Cyrus, the Persian, Daniel was a companion of the king. At that time, the Babylonians supplied food and drink daily to their idol, Bel. San Nicolò transliterates and translates three documents that record deliveries of foodstuffs from the Lady-of-Uruk to the palace at Abanu in the second year of Cambyses.

Keywords: Abanu; Bustenay Oded; Nebuchadnezzar II; Neo-Babylonian period; San Nicolò



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Homeland and Exile — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation