handwriting on the wall


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handwriting on the wall

Daniel interprets supernatural sign as Belshazzar’s doom. [O.T.: Daniel 5:25–28]
See: Omen
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The "Handwriting on the Wall" says: "If you do not change, you can become extinct."
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We can explore this writing and compare it to the Old Testament handwriting on the wall.