Daniel 5:25 : Belshazzar’s Feast

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‘Belshazzar’s Feast’ (1635)   (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn).

 

”And this is the writing that was inscribed: mina, mina, shekel, half-mina. This is the interpretation of the matter: mina, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end; shekel, you have been weighed on the scales and found wanting; half-mina, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians”. – Daniel 5:25–28

 

Rembrandt Age 63 (1669)Rembrandt Self-Portrait, aged 63

 

 

 

”What has history said of eminence without honour, wealth without wisdom, power and possessions without principle ? The answer is reiterated in the overthrow of the mightiest empires of ancient times. Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome; the four successive, universal powers of the past. What and where are they ?” – Orson F. Whitney

 

 

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