נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר – Nebuchadnezzar II. Assyrian king of the Babylonian Empire from 605 to 562 BCE. He was known for his cruelty, especially towards the Israelites. For his evils, God punished him by transforming him into an animal.

Read more about Nebuchadnezzar in the Jewish Encyclopedia and about his punishment in Sefer Daniel.

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