4:30 great Babylon. Babylon was, indeed, a magnificent city and considered the most beautiful city in the ancient world. Located along the mighty Euphrates, it covered at least six square miles, contained great walls and palaces, and its hanging gardens are recognized as one of the world’s seven wonders.
4:30 that I have built. One of the many evidences of the authenticity of Daniel is his knowledge that much of the greatness of the city of Babylon was due to Nebuchadnezzar’s building activities. A writer four hundred years after Nebuchadnezzar would not have known this fact, which is now abundantly verified by archaeology.