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Dura
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Dura
Dura (דּוּרָא‎, dura'). The name of a plain in Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar erected his image of gold (Dan 3:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dura (Place)
DURA (PLACE) [Aram dûrāʾ (דּוּרָא)]. A Mesopotamian site mentioned in Daniel. Dan 3:1 says that King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden image and “set it up on the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.” Because of their refusal to bow down to this image, Daniel and his friends Shadrach, Meshach, and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dura, Plain of
Dura, Plain of. Location in “the province of Babylon” where Nebuchadnezzar set up the great image of gold which all his subjects were ordered to worship (Dn 3:1). Its exact location is uncertain. It may be situated to the southeast of Babylon, or perhaps even located within the great outer wall of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dura
Dura doo̅ʹrə [Aram dûrā’] (Dnl. 3:1). A plain in the province of Babylon.Early identifications included Dura on the Euphrates (see Dura-Europas), where the Habor River meets the Euphrates (Polybius v 48; Ammianus Marcellinus xxiii.5, 8; xxiv.1, 5), but that site is beyond the bounds of provincial
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dura, Plain of
DURA, PLAIN OF Location in the province of Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar set up the great image of gold, which all his subjects were ordered to worship (Dn 3:1). Its exact location is uncertain. It may be situated to the southeast of Babylon, or perhaps even located within the great outer wall of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dura
Dura (door´uh), a plain “in the province of Babylon” (Dan. 3:1) where King Nebuchadnezzar set up the golden image for all to worship. Because of the refusal of Daniel and his friends to heed that decree, they were cast into the fiery furnace. The location of the plain is uncertain.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dura
DURA. The name of a plain in the province of Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image (Dan 3:1). Aram. dûrā˒ probably is derived from Akkad. duru meaning “wall,” “circuit,” perhaps referring to some of the outer fortifications of Babylon. The name survives in Nahr Dura, a tributary which
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Dura
DURA (Aram. Dûrā’; lxx Deeira). The place in the administrative district of Babylon where King Nebuchadrezzar set up an image for all to worship (Dn. 3:1). Possibly Tell Dēr (27 km SW of Baghdad), though there are several Bab. places named Dūru. Oppert reported structures SSE of Babylon at ‘Doura’ (Expidition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dura
Dura (Aram. dûrāʾ)The plain upon which Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, erected a great golden image (Dan. 3:1). Because they refused to bow down and worship the image, Daniel’s friends Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into a fiery furnace. The location of the site is unknown, but the name
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dura
Dura [dŏorˊə] (Aram. dûrā˒).† A plain in the province of Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image (Dan. 3:1). Among those sites proposed for its location are Dura-Europos, where the Habor and Euphrates rivers meet; a site near Apollonia in the province of Sittakene; and, more probably,
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Dura
DURA (From Akkadian, “city wall, fortress”) A site in the province of Babylonia mentioned in Dan 3:1. The account declares that King Nebuchadnezzar erected a “golden statue whose height was sixty cubits and whose width was six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon.” Because
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dura
Du´ra (a circle), the plain where Nebuchadnezzar set up the golden image, Dan. 3:1, has been sometimes identified with a tract a little below Tekrit, on the left bank of the Tigris, where the name Dur is still found. M. Oppert places the plain (or, as he calls it, the “valley”) of Dura to the southeast