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Abednego
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One of the young Israelites whom Nebuchadnezzar brought into his court. His original name was Azariah (עֲזַרְיָה‎, azaryah; see Dan 1:7, 2:49, 3:8–30).“Abednego” was the name given to the Israelite Azariah in Babylon. The name possibly means “servant of Nebo,” a Babylonian god. Abednego (along with Shadrach and Meshach) was a companion of Daniel. All of them refused to eat the provisions of the king’s table, and were given vegetables to eat and water to drink. They were found to be wise and were given administrative positions (Dan 2:49). They refused to bow down before Nebuchadnezzar’s golden idol, and were cast into a fiery furnace. After they were saved from the furnace (Dan 3:26), Nebuchadnezzar promoted them in the province of Babylon (Dan 3:30). Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are mentioned by name in 1 Macc 2:59 and by implication in Heb 11:33–34. For further information about Abednego, and the deuterocanonical tradition surrounding him, see these articles: Abednego; Daniel, Book of; Song of the Three Young Men.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abednego
Abednego (עֲבֵד נְגוֹ‎, aved nego). One of the young Israelites whom Nebuchadnezzar brought into his court. His original name was Azariah (עֲזַרְיָה‎, azaryah; see Dan 1:7, 2:49, 3:8–30).“Abednego” was the name given to the Israelite Azariah in Babylon. The name possibly means “servant of Nebo,” a Babylonian
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego (Persons)
SHADRACH, MESHACH, ABEDNEGO (PERSONS) [Heb; Aram šadrak (שַׁדְרַך‎), mêšak (מֵישַׁך‎), ʿăbēdnĕgô (עֲבֵדְנְגֹו)]. Babylonian names given to a special group of Jewish noblemen by Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch Ashpenaz in the exilic period. Along with Daniel, who was similarly named (see BELTESHAZZAR),
Azariah (Person)
AZARIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿăzaryâ (עֲזַרְיָה‎), ʿăzaryāhû (עֲזַרְיָהוּ)]. Azariah is a personal name (meaning “Yahweh has helped”) given to a number of individuals in the books of the Heb Bible and the LXX. Identification of some of the individuals remains tentative because of differences between parallel
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abednego
Abednego. One of Daniel’s three friends who was sentenced to death by Nebuchadnezzar but was protected in the fiery furnace by an angel (Dn 1:7; 3:12–30).See Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Babylonian names of three Hebrew youths, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, who along with Daniel and others were taken to Babylon as hostages by Nebuchadnezzar in 605 bc (2 Kgs 24:1; Dn 1:1–4). They may have been of royal descent (2 Kgs 20:18; Is 39:7) and their presence
Azariah
Azariah. Very common Jewish name. Its numerous occurrences in the priestly genealogies has caused much confusion. The following is one of several possible arrangements.1. Zadok’s son or grandson. According to most translations, Azariah was high priest during Solomon’s reign (1 Kgs 4:2). It is possible,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abed-nego
Abed-nego ə-bedʹnə-gō [Heb. and Aram aḇēḏ neg̱ô, once Aram aḇēḏ neg̱ô’ (Dnl. 3:29)]. The name given in the court of Nebuchadnezzar to Azariah, one of Daniel’s three companions (Dnl. 1:6f). The name is unknown in Neo-Babylonian texts. According to many, nego is an intentional corruption
Azariah
Azariah az-ə-rīʹə [Heb. ʿazaryâ, ʿazaryāhû—‘Yahweh has helped’; Gk. Apoc. Azarias, Ezerias (1 Esd. 8:1)].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Abednego
ABEDNEGO One of Daniel’s three friends who was sentenced to death by Nebuchadnezzar but was protected in the fiery furnace by an angel (Dn 1:7; 3:12–30). See Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; Daniel, Additions to (Prayer of Azariah).
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
SHADRACH, MESHACH, AND ABEDNEGO Babylonian names of three Hebrew youths, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, who along with Daniel and others were taken to Babylon as hostages by Nebuchadnezzar in 605 bc (2 Kgs 24:1; Dn 1:1–4). They may have been of royal descent (2 Kgs 20:18; Is 39:7), and thus their presence
Azariah
AZARIAH Very common Jewish name. Its numerous occurrences in the priestly genealogies has caused much confusion. The following is one of several possible arrangements:1. Zadok’s son or grandson. According to most translations, Azariah was high priest during Solomon’s reign (1 Kgs 4:2). It is possible,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abednego
Abednego (uh-bed´ni-goh), the new name given to Azariah, one of Daniel’s three companions (Dan. 1:7) who were appointed over the province of Babylon (2:40). The name is probably a Hebraic version of an Akkadian name identifying the young man as a servant of Nebo, a Babylonian god of wisdom. According
Azariah
Azariah (az´uh-ri´uh; Heb., “the Lord has helped”; also Azaryah, Azaryahu).1 The king of Judah (2 Kings 14:21; 15:1, 7, 17, 23, 27; 1 Chron. 3:12) otherwise known as Uzziah. See also Uzziah.2–3 Two sons of the Judean king Jehoshaphat (2 Chron. 21:2).4 Azariah son of Nathan, a “high official” under
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Abednego
ABEDNEGO. The Babylonian name given to Azariah, a companion of Daniel in exile (Dan 1:1–7). The name, meaning “servant of Nebo,” was given him by his captors. Since Nebo was a chief god of Babylon, it is believed that scribes changed it to “nego” to avoid honoring a heathen deity.Abednego was among
Azariah
AZARIAH. This was a common name in Heb., especially among the families of the priestly line of Eleazar, whose name means “whom Yahweh has helped.” It is closely related to the name Ezra, which means simply “help.” The Scriptures mention the following persons as having borne this name:1. The son of Ahimaaz
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Abednego
ABEDNEGO. The name given to Azariah, companion of Daniel in exile (Dn. 1:7). Made an official of a Babylonian province until deposed on refusing to bow to an image (Dn. 3:13), but restored after escaping the furnace (3:30). He is mentioned in 1 Macc. 2:59 and, by implication, in Heb. 11:33–34. The name
Azariah
AZARIAH (Heb. ‘azaryāhû, ‘azaryâ, ‘Yahweh has helped’). 1. One of Solomon’s ministers, son of Zadok (1 Ki. 4:2; cf. 1 Ch. 6:9). 2. Another of Solomon’s ministers, son of Nathan; he was over the officers (1 Ki. 4:5). 3. Alternative name for King *Uzziah (2 Ki. 14:21, etc.). Montgomery (Kings, ICC,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abednego
Abednego (Heb. ʿăḇēḏ nĕg̱ô)One of the four young Israelite men taken into the court of the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. 1:7). His Hebrew name, Azariah, was changed to Abednego by Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch, Ashpenaz. The name appears to be a perversion of the Akkadian name Arad-nabû,
Azariah
Azariah (Heb. ʿăzaryâ, ʿăzaryāhû)1. High priest under Solomon; a son of the priest Zadok (1 Kgs. 4:2).2. son of Nathan who was in charge of the “officials” (perhaps soldiers garrisoned at the palace or perhaps deputies) under Solomon (1 Kgs. 4:5).3. The given name of King Uzziah (2 Kgs. 15:13;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Abednego
Abednego [ə bĕdˊnĭ gō] (Heb. and Aram. ˓aḇēḏneg̱ô).† The Babylonian name given to one of Daniel’s friends by King Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch (Dan. 1:7; 2:49; 3:12–30). If, as many assume, his name is a corruption of the Babylonian deity Nebo (cf. JB note c at 1:7), his new name “Servant
Azariah
Azariah [ăzˊə rīˊə] (Heb. ˓azaryâ, ˓azaryāhû; “the Lord has helped”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Abednego
ABEDNEGO (Akkadian, “servant of Nego,” or “servant of Nabû,” the personal god of King Nebuchadnezzar) One of the three Israelites (with Shadrach and Meshach) who were companions of Daniel at the court of Nebuchadnezzar (Dan 1:7). Abednego was originally named Azariah, but the chief eunuch at the court
Azariah
AZARIAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh has helped”) The name of a large number of men in the Old Testament.1. A king of Judah, also known as Uzziah, who reigned from about 792 to 740 b.c. (See Uzziah).2. The son of Nathan (1 Kgs 4:5) and an official in the government of King Solomon.3. A prophet, the son of Oded,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abednego
Abed´nego (i.e., servant of Nego, perhaps the same as Nebo), the Chaldæan name given to Azariah, one of the three friends of Daniel, miraculously saved from the fiery furnace. Dan. 3. (b.c. about 600.)
Azariah
Azari´ah (whom the Lord helps), a common name in Hebrew, and especially in the families of the priests of the line of Eleazar, whose name has precisely the same meaning as Azariah. It is nearly identical, and is often confounded, with Ezra as well as with Zerahiah and Seraiah. The principal persons who
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