The Hand Writing on the Wall: Deciphering the Narrative of Daniel 5

Speaker(s): John Walton
Date: Summer 2021
Length: 1h 15m
Product ID: RGDL5102M

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The overall message of Daniel 5 is transparent to any reader and always has been. But what is the backstory? What is the banquet all about? What is the significance of the vessels from the temple? Why is the idea of a hand writing on the wall used? What is the cryptic message on the wall about and why can only Daniel read it? Answering these questions will not change the message of the text, but will help us to understand more fully how the narrative incorporates important and authentic Babylonian issues into the communication of that message.

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John Walton is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he served as a professor at Moody Bible Institute for twenty years. He is author of many books, including The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, The Lost World of Genesis 1: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, and Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament.

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