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Old 06-11-2003, 09:28 PM
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[color=#000000ost_uid0][quoteost_uid0="Nan"]What DOES "mene mene tekel uparsin" mean, anyway?[/quoteost_uid0]
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[quoteost_uid0][bost_uid0]Daniel 5[/bost_uid0]
25 "This is the inscription that was written:

Mene ,Mene , Tekel , Parsin [5]

26 "This is what these words mean:

Mene [6] : God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
27 Tekel [7] : You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.
28 Peres [8] : Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians."

29 Then at Belshazzar's command, Daniel was clothed in purple, a gold chain was placed around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom.
30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Babylonians, [9] was slain, 31 and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.


5. 5:25 Aramaic UPARSIN (that is, AND PARSIN )
6. 5:26 Mene can mean numbered or mina (a unit of money).
7. 5:27 Tekel can mean weighed or shekel .
8. 5:28 Peres (the singular of Parsin ) can mean divided or Persia or a half mina or a half shekel .
9. 5:30 Or Chaldeans[/quoteost_uid0]

It has no special relevance. I was just looking for some foreign words in the Bible and remembered this story.[/colorost_uid0]
"Please, Aslan," said Lucy, "what do you call soon?"
"I call all times soon," said Aslan; and instantly he vanished away and Lucy was alone with the Magician.
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