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King Belshazzar’s BanquetThere is a 36-year time gap between chapters 4 and 5.
Nebuchadnezzar had been dead over 30 years and his
grandson, Belshazzar sat on the throne of Babylon as co-
ruler with his father, King Nabonidus, who was often
absent, fighting Babylon’s enemies. With the city currently
under siege ...
Daniel Interprets The HandwritingHistory often repeats itself, and it certainly did so in this
case. Daniel, now an old man, was brought into the
banquet hall before King Belshazzar (v. 13). Apparently the
two of them had never met. Explaining the situation, the
king offered Daniel the third highest place in the kingdom if
he could ...
Daniel Interprets the HandwritingA hand appeared writing an inscription on the wall (vv. 24-
25). Daniel interpreted it as follows:
(1) “Mene” = “numbered” - “God hath numbered thy
kingdom and finished it (v. 26).” “Mene” was repeated a
second time which stressed the certainty of it. Similarly,
Joseph explained to ...