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(sshad' rak) Babylonian name meaning, “circuit of the sun.” One of Daniel's three friends taken to Babylon during the Exile (Daniel 1:6-7 ). His Hebrew name was Hananiah. The three were cast into a fiery furnace for refusing to worship a graven image set up by King Nebuchadnezzar. The Lord miraculously delivered them, and they were given places of honor in the kingdom (Daniel 3:30 ). See Daniel .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Shadrach'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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