Nabu, " speak."
With Nabu-nazir, the Nabonassar of classical writers, the socalled Canon of Ptolemy begins.
Nabu-nadin, 8 years.
626 Nabu-kudur-uzur (Nebu chadrezzar II.) 605 Amil-Marduk (Evil-Mero dach), his son.
556 Nabu-nahid (Nabonidus).
The date rests upon a statement of Nabu-na'id's, that Sargon's son, Naram-Sin, reigned 3200 years before himself.
That the word nabhi a, " prophet," originally signified one who speaks or announces the divine will, is rendered highly probable by a comparison of the Assyrian nabu, meaning (a) to "call" or "name," (b) " announce" (see Delitzsch, Handwarterbuch sub voce).
The Babylonian deity Nabu (in Old Testament Nebo) is a contraction from Na-bi-u, which thus corresponds closely with the Hebrew nablti a and originally signified the speaker or proclaimer of destiny.
"howler"), which is derived from a Piel of nabu, viz.
835 B.C.; Ninib-mukin-ahi, 790-761 B.C.; Mande, 725 B.C.; Nabu-dini-epush, 704 B.C.; Ahi-ilai, 649 B.C., officiated as Eponyms for the year.
Before long, however, the overthrow of Astyages by Cyrus cleared Mesopotamia, and Nabonidus (Nabu-naid) was able, drawing on the resources of the whole of Syria for the purpose, to restore the famous temple of Sin at Harran, where a few years later he erected in memory of his mother, who seems to have been a priestess there, the stele published in 1907 by Pognon.
Nabonidos (Nabunaid, Nabu-nahid) was immediately succeeded by Cyrus, who ruled the whole Persian empire.
To Marduk the prophet-god Nabu in his turn became son, and his consort Tashmit (" causing to hear ") was the personification of Revelation.
Nabonidus, the father of Belshazzar, was the son of a nobleman Nabu-baladsu-igbi, who was in all probability not related to any of the preceding kings of Babylon.