1. of 12. What makes the Nabonidus Chronicle an exciting Biblical discovery? The chronicle documents history during the reign of King Nabonidus of Babylon up to the time of being conquered by Cyrus the Great in 607 BCE. The Bible in the Book of Daniel describes Babylon as being the third World Power, and Medo-Persia led by Cyrus the Great as being the 4th. When Babylon fell it fulfilled Bible prophecy regarding it's destruction foretold by Isaiah 200 years in advance prior to it's demise.
Amman Citadel Inscription – 9th century BC inscription in the Ammonite language, one of the few surviving written records of Ammon. The Ammonites was one of ancient Israel's neighbors and, quite often, one of her enemies. In Deuteronomy 23:3-6 Ammonites and Moabites are forbidden to enter the "assembly of the LORD," because they hired Balaam to curse the Israelites as they encamped in the plains of Moab on their way to the land of Canaan.