Thursday, January 10, 2013

Response to a Tickle

As those at the feast profaned the sacred vessels pillaged from the Jerusalem Temple, a disembodied hand appeared and wrote on the palace wall the words, "Mene, Mene, Tekel, u-Pharsin."
from Wikipedia:
Xenophon describes how Gobryas (probably a Greek form of Ugbaru) led a detachment of men in the capture of Babylon and that it was he who slew the king of Babylon. Xenophon is the only source, outside Daniel 5, to describe the demise of Belshazzar.

Babylon found itself under a foreign rule for the first time. A new system of government was put in place and the Persian multi-national-state was developed. This system of government reached its peak after the conquest of Egypt by Cambyses during the reign of Darius I, thereafter receiving its ideological foundation in the inscription of the Persian kings.
Houses Built Upon the sand... how do they compare to the SACRED firmament of language?


Always On Watch said...

He was weighed in the balance and found wanting.

His kingdom was divided and could not stand.

He was weighed in the balance and found wanting.

His houses were built upon the sand.

Obama's United States?

Thersites said...

I suppose that it depends upon whether you adopted New Babylonian ways, or stuck with the original Chaldean "meaning" of words.

Obama DOES read the Constitution in the New Babylonian manner...

Thersites said...

...meanings sometimes tend to "morph" a bit inside the lion's den.