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Shadrach
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Babylonian name for Hananiah (חֲנַנְיָה‎, chananyah), one of the young Israelite men whom Nebuchadnezzar brought to his court (Dan 1:7). For further information about Shadrach, and the deuterocanonical tradition surrounding him, see these articles: Abednego; Daniel, Book of; Song of the Three Young Men.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shadrach
Shadrach (שַׁדְרַךְ‎, shadrakh). The Babylonian name for Hananiah (חֲנַנְיָה‎, chananyah), one of the young Israelite men whom Nebuchadnezzar brought to his court (Dan 1:7). For further information about Shadrach, and the deuterocanonical tradition surrounding him, see these articles: Abednego; Daniel,
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),
Hananiah (Person)
HANANIAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥănanyāhû (חֲנַנְיָהוּ‎); ḥănanyâ (חֲנַנְיָה)]. Eleven individuals in the Hebrew Bible bear this name, which means “Yahu is gracious” (Noth IPN, 187). The name is found three times in the Gibeon inscriptions (#’s 22, 32, 51. See TSSI 1: 56). It also occurs in a 2d-century
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Hananiah
Hananiah. 1. Zerubbabel’s son and a descendant of David (1 Chr 3:19, 21).2. Benjamite and the son of Shashak (1 Chr 8:24).3. Heman’s son and the leader of the 16th of 24 divisions of musicians trained for service in the house of the Lord (1 Chr 25:4, 23).4. One of the commanders of King Uzziah’s army
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shadrach
Shadrach shadʹrak [Heb. and Aram šaḏraḵ < either Akk. šudur-AK (u)—‘command of Aku’ (Sumerian moon-god), or šādurāku—‘I am very fearful (of God)’] (Dnl. 1:7; 2:49; 3:12–30). One of the three companions of Daniel who were among the young Judean nobles taken captive to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar.
Hananiah
Hananiah han-e-nīʹe [Heb. ananyāhû, ḥananyâ; Gk. Ananias, “Yahweh has been gracious”]. This was a common name in Israel for many centuries.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
Hananiah
HANANIAH1. Zerubbabel’s son and a descendant of David (1 Chr 3:19, 21).2. Benjamite and the son of Shashak (1 Chr 8:24).3. Heman’s son and the leader of the 16th of 24 divisions of musicians trained for service in the house of the Lord (1 Chr 25:4, 23).4. One of the commanders of King Uzziah’s army
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shadrach
Shadrach (shad´rak), the Babylonian name given to Hananiah, one of Daniel’s three companions (Dan. 1:7), subsequently thrown into the fiery furnace. The etymology is uncertain, but the name probably contains some reference to Marduk, god of Babylon. See also Abednego; Daniel; Meshach.Shadrach, Meshach,
Hananiah
Hananiah (han´uh-ni´uh; Heb., “the Lord has favored me”).1 The son of Azur, who died for falsely prophesying against Jeremiah (Jer. 28).2 One of Daniel’s three friends, also called Shadrach, who was miraculously saved from the fiery furnace (Dan. 1–3). He was given the name Shadrach by the palace master
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shadrach
SHADRACH. The Babylonian name given to Hananiah (Dan 1:7), one of the princes of Judah taken captive to Babylon, 603 b.c. He with the others stands out as a testimony to a believer’s courage in severe trial when true faith is exercised. His Heb. name means “Jah [Yahweh] has been gracious,” but no satisfactory
Hananiah
HANANIAH1. A son of Heman, appointed to blow the horn for temple and royal services (1 Chr 25:4–5), and head of the 16th course of Levite musicians (1 Chr 25:23). See Heman.2. A captain of the army under King Uzziah (2 Chr 26:11).3. The father of Zedekiah, a prince of Judah in the reign of Jehoiakim,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hananiah
HANANIAH (Heb. ‘Yahweh has been gracious’). A Heb. name occurring frequently in the OT and, under its Gk. form *Ananias, in later times also.1. A cult-prophet, son of Azur, whom Jeremiah denounced (Je. 28) for publicly declaring in the Temple that in 2 years’ time, in opposition to Jeremiah’s prophecy
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shadrach
Shadrach (Heb. šaḏraḵ)The name (cf. Akk. Šudur-Aku, “command of Aku [a Mesopotamian lunar deity]”) given by King Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch to Hananiah, one of Daniel’s companions (Dan. 1:7; 2:49; ch. 3).See Abednego.
Hananiah
Hananiah (Heb. ḥănanyāhû, ḥănanyâ)1. One of the four children of Zerubbabel, son of Pedaiah (1 Chr. 3:19, 21), a descendant of Solomon.2. A postexilic individual associated with the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:24).3. One of the children of Heman; director of the 16th division of David’s musicians
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shadrach
Shadrach [shădˊrăk] (Heb. šaḏraḵ; cf. Akk. šu-dur-Aku “command of Aku [a Mesopotamian lunar deity]”). The name given by King Nebuchadnezzar’s chief of the eunuchs to Hananiah (Heb. ananyâ “Yahweh is gracious”), one of Daniel’s companions (Dan. 1:7; 2:49; ch. 3). See Abednego.
Hananiah
Hananiah [hănˊə nīˊə)] (Heb. ananyāhû, ḥananyâ “Yahweh has been gracious”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shadrach
SHADRACH The Babylonian name of Hananiah, who, with Meshach and Abednego, was one of the three young Jewish men who were made administrators when Daniel was named governor of the province of Babylon. The Babylonian names were given to the Jewish men by King Nebuchadnezzar’s chief eunuch Ashpenaz (Dan
Hananiah
HANANIAH (Hebrew, “Yahweh is gracious”) The name of three men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Azzur and a false prophet from Gibeon who opposed Jeremiah. Hananiah spoke against Jeremiah’s advice that Judah should continue to accept subjugation under Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon (Jer 28). He even
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shadrach
Sha´drach (royal, or the great scribe), the Hebrew, or rather Chaldee, name of Hananiah. The history of Shadrach or Hananiah, as told in Dan. 1–3, is well known. After their deliverance from the furnace, we hear no more of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, except in Heb. 11:33, 34; but there are repeated
Hananiah
Hanani´ah (gift of God).1. One of the fourteen sons of Heman, and chief of the sixteenth course of singers. 1 Chron. 25:4, 5, 23. (b.c. 1014.)2. A general in the army of King Uzziah. 2 Chron. 26; 11.3. Father of Zedekiah, in the reign of Jehoiakim. (b.c. before 605.)4. Son of Azur, a Benjamite of
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