Who was the father of Belshatzar?

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Who was the father of Belshatzar?

Some[1]  say that Belshazzar was the son of Nebuchadnezzar. Others[2] say he was the son of Evil Merudoch, who was the son of Nebuchadnezzar, and hence Belshatzar was the grandson of Nebuchadnezzar.


[1] Yalkut Shimoni 1049; Daniel 5:2 and 11 and 18; Rashi Daniel 2:1; 5:1; 9:27

[2] Metzudos David Daniel 5:1; Even Ezra Daniel 2:39 in name of Rasag

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