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Balthazar

Bottle oversize for champagne with the volume of 12 liters or the content of 16 normal bottles. The name derives from Belšazar or Bel-šarru-uṣur (+539 BC), the last king of the new Babylonian Rich and has nothing to do with any of the "Three Holy Kings". He was a later successor to King Nebuchadnezzar II. (605-562 BC). In the Old Testament, he is referred to as his son or grandson, but this is not correct. According to Book Daniel in the Old Testament of the Bible He desecrated the vessels of Jehovah that Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple in Jerusalem. Belšazar drinks from these vessels and praises his gods. Then, as if by magic, a flame inscription appeared on the palace wall, which only the prophet Daniel could read: "Mene mene tekel u-pharsin". According to Daniel, they say, " Mene : Counted, that is, God has counted the days of your reign and ended them. Tekel : Weighed, that is, you were weighed on the scales and found too light. Peres (U-parsin) : Your kingdom will be divided and given to the Persians and Medes ". Belšazar was killed that same night with opium poppy and subsequently split his empire. See also other overs formats below bottles as well as under wine vessels,

Balthazar - Rembrandt: The Banquet of Belšazar (1635)

Image: By Rembrandt - Codart , Public domain , Link
Source: WIKIPEDIA Menetekel

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