Summary: Veshanu was the queen and wife of King Nimrod, who ruled in the city of
Babel. When Veshanu fell ill and couldn’t be healed, Nimrod ordered the sacrifice
of innocent people to the gods of Babel in hopes of restoring his wife. That night,
Nimrod had a dream wherein the voice of God chastised him for his intent to sacrifice
the innocent, and informed him of a man who could heal his wife. The man was Abram,
who had previously been imprisoned by Nimrod and sentenced to death for rebuking
the gods of Babel (B:26:21-32).
Nimrod released Abram who, after inquiring about the queen’s ailment, promised that
Veshanu would be healed after three days time (B:26:32-39). After tending to the
queen for three days, Veshanu was healed of her sickness. Nimrod reversed his sentence
against Abram and rewarded him with great wealth (B:26:40-49).