In their heat I will make their feasts
I will order it that their feasts shall be id the time of heat, that so they may be made drunk; so Jarchi: or when they are hot with feasting, I will disturb their feast by a handwriting on the wall; so Kimchi; see ( Daniel 5:1-6 ) ; to which he directs: or when they are inflamed with wine, I will put something into their banquets, into their cups; I will mingle their potions with the wine of my wrath; and, while they are feasting, ruin shall come upon them; and so it was, according to Herodotus and Xenophon, that the city of Babylon was taken, while the inhabitants were feasting; and this account agrees with ( Daniel 5:1 Daniel 5:30 ) . This text is quoted in the Talmud F3, where the gloss on it says,
``this is said concerning Belshazzar and his company, when they returned from a battle with Darius and Cyrus, who besieged Babylon, and Belshazzar overcame that day; and they were weary and hot, and sat down to drink, and were drunken, and on that day he was slain;''and the Targum is,
``I will bring tribulation upon them:''and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice;
``they shall be like drunken men, that they may not be strong;''but as weak as they: and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord;
``and die the second death, and not live in the world to come;''see ( Revelation 21:8 ) .