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Rembrandt's "Belshazzar's Feast"

Super-star rappers French Montana, Post Malone and Cardi B made it the title of their 2019 hit. Rock artist Paul Simon mentioned it in his hit single, Kodachrome. Rembrandt immortalized it in his painting, "Belshazzar's Feast," and he included in that work a "word puzzle" from the rabbis of the Talmud. It's been satirized, politicized, popularized, set to music, made into the title of scores of books, bands and tunes. For more than 2,000 years, its imagery has terrified and mesmerized readers, even though most people, I suspect, don't understand what it truly means or where it comes f...

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