TEKEL (tĕ'kĕl, Heb. teqēl). Part of the curse of Belshazzar, who was weighed in the balances and found wanting (Dan.5.25). It means “weighed,” from the same root as “shekel,” which was a weight long before it was a coin.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


See Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.

See also

  • Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin