The writing is on the wall (Literally)
¨ Today begins with a jump in time of over two decades. King Nebuchadnezzar is dead and his son, Belshazzar, now rules the nation. At this time Babylon is under siege by the Persian Empire. To help raise people’s spirits and take their mind off of the siege, Belshazzar throws a lavish party in which they use the vessels that had been taken from the temple in Jerusalem. The Babylonians are using their hands to raise God’s vessels is a way that dishonors God and proclaims their superiority over him. In answer to their challenge God’s hand replies in way that shows who truly has the power.