The Writing is on the wall

@SomeCowgirl (32266)
United States
November 14, 2010 8:30am CST
A certain mylotter here (who will remain nameless) has prompted me to also join them in giving fellow mylotters a tidbit of historical info. Since, it is Sunday I wanted to also base it on biblical sayings that we incorporate in our every day lives, or just from time to time. The first one I'd like to talk about is "The Writing On The Wall" Here is a link to the page : http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/416550.html But Basically : In Daniel 5:5-6 (KJV) it says In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another. An Example from the early 18th century can be found on the link I provided. So what do you think?
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@Memnon (2173)
15 Nov 10
I admit that I had initially thought of Nebuchadnezzar rather than Belshazzar: but the effect is the same. Your life is forfeit. Not that it is used quite so literally in the modern sense.
@jwfarrimond (4474)
14 Nov 10
The writing foretold the fall of the Babylonian kingdom and which has since come to be used to describe the onset of any kind of future trouble.