- Belshazzar was king of Babylon. He ruled the country after his dad, Nebuchadnezzar, died. Belshazzar threw a great banquet for thousands of his nobles. During the celebrations, the king gave orders to bring out the gold and silver drinking cups that his dad had taken from the Temple in Jerusalem.
- This part of Belshazzar's story is found in Daniel, chapter 5, verses 1 to 4.
- Belshazzar does not appear in any Lootro game yet but his name can be used as an answer in our Ballyhoo! game.
- As his guests drank from the stolen cups, a mysterious hand appeared and started to write strange words on the wall - Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin. The king was so frightened that his legs became weak and his knees started to knock together.
- This party of Belshazzar's story is found in Daniel, chapter 5, verses 5 to 6.
- Cups are also found in the stories of the Royal Butler's dream, Benjamin's sack of grain and Jesus at the last supper with the disciples.
- Cups appear in our Scramble game.
- The king summoned his wise men and counsellors. He became even more afraid when none of them could translate the puzzling words. The queen called for Daniel who explained that it was a message from God warning of the end of Belshazzar's rule. Despite his bad news, Daniel was rewarded with a special coat and a gold chain of office, then placed in charge of running the country.
- This part of Belshazzar's story is found in Daniel, chapter 5, verses 7 to 28.
- Coats are also found in the stories of Jacob's gift to Joseph, Hannah's annual visit to Samuel, John the Baptist's rough clothes, Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem and Stephen's stoning.
- Coats appear in our Scramble, 2by2 and Numbers games.
- That very night, Belshazzar, King of the Babylonians, died. Darius the Mede, King of the Medes and Persians, took over the country.
- This part of Belshazzar's story is found in Daniel, chapter 5, verses 29 to 30.
- Darius is also found in the story of Daniel in the lion's den.
- Darius does not appear in any Lootro game yet but watch this space for news.
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