Mene mene tekel upharsin


Mene mene tekel upharsin
Daniel interpreted these words (which were perhaps nouns for several weights or coins), which were written on the wall of Belshazzar's palace. They had baffled the wise men of Babylon (Dan. 5:25–8). He claimed they meant ‘to number’, ‘to weigh’, ‘to divide’, adding up to a message of doom: the kingdom would shortly be divided between the Medes and the Persians.

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  • Mene, mene, tekel upharsin — (chald., d.i. gezählt, gezählt, gewogen u. getheilt), s.u. Belsazar …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • mene, mene, tekel, upharsin — [mē′nē mē′nē tek′əl yo͞o fär′sin] [Aram, prob. lit., numbered, numbered, weighed, and divided] Bible the writing on the wall, interpreted by Daniel to mean that God had weighed Belshazzar and his kingdom, had found them wanting, and would destroy …   English World dictionary

  • Mene mene tekel upharsin — L inscription sur le mur L inscription sur le mur , un idiotisme, est un présage de destin douloureux ou de malheur. Il est tiré du Livre de Daniel où un écrit surnaturel prédit la chute de Babylone. La version anglaise The writing on the wall… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mene, mene, tekel, upharsin — /mee nee, mee nee, tek euhl, yooh fahr sin/, Aramaic. numbered, numbered, weighed, divided: the miraculous writing on the wall interpreted by Daniel as foretelling the destruction of Belshazzar and his kingdom. Dan. 5:25 31. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin — prophetic writing that appeared on the wall of the king in the Book of Daniel (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mene, mene, tekel, upharsin — /mee nee, mee nee, tek euhl, yooh fahr sin/, Aramaic. numbered, numbered, weighed, divided: the miraculous writing on the wall interpreted by Daniel as foretelling the destruction of Belshazzar and his kingdom. Dan. 5:25 31 …   Useful english dictionary

  • MENE, MENE, TEKEL, U-FARSIN — MENE, MENE, TEKEL, U FARSIN, enigmatic inscription referred to in daniel 5:25, which appeared on a wall, written by a detached hand. The narrative in Daniel 5:1ff. relates that King belshazzar of Babylonia made a feast for 1,000 of his lords,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Mene Tekel — (vollständig: Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin), im Buch Daniel (Kap. 5, V. 25) die von Geisterhand an die Wand geschriebenen, den nahen Sturz des Königs Belsazar (s. d.) verkündenden Worte; daher soviel wie Warnungsruf. Die Worte bedeuten, wörtlich… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mene (disambiguation) — Mene is a genus of fish. Mene may also refer to: MV Mene, an Empire ship People with the surname Pierre Jules Mêne, French American Sculptor See also Mene mene tekel upharsin, a phrase in the writing on the wall from the Biblical book of Daniel… …   Wikipedia

  • Les Temps difficiles — Hard Times For These Times Temps difficiles Première page de Household Words du 1er avril 1854 avec les premiers chapitres du roman …   Wikipédia en Français


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