Last month we discussed the lion and the daughter of the farmer/king. In our story today we shall encounter another lion. The tale, whose origins come from North Africa - began with three wise men from a tribe who had become bored because they thought that the other tribesmen weren’t intelligent enough for them.
"Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand." (Daniel 5:1)
Belshazzar's Feast (Hebrew: משתה בלשאצר), also known as "The writing on the wall", is an idiom, taken from the Book of Daniel chapter 5. This chapter has been written in Aramaic. According to the Biblical story, Belshazzar was the last king of Babylon at the time of the Judean captivity .He resigned after Nebuchadnezzar's death.
Matzah (Hebrew: מצה ) is an unleavened bread.It is eaten only on Passover. The Matzah was one of the foods the Jews were commanded to eat in Egypt along with the paschal lamb as mentioned in Exodus 12:8:
The poor man's lamb (Hebrew:כבשת הרש) is one of the best known Biblical allegories. This allegory can be found in 2 Samuel 12 and it begins with G-d sending Nathan the prophet to speak to David about his sin ( Killing Uraih and taking his wife).