What the “Writing on the Wall” in the Book of Daniel Really Means

The phrase shows up in popular culture as synonymous with fatalistic warning, but it has a much deeper meaning for Jews.


A protector, avenger, and warrior angel of God's will.


This king of Babylon was plagued with unusual dreams.


This prophet was a great interpreter of dreams.

Jewish Pseudepigraphy

To earn respect, a genre of Jewish texts assigns authorship to biblical figures and sages of previous eras.