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Dura, Plain of

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DURA, PLAIN OF . The precise locality is uncertain, but it must have been in the vicinity of Babylon. Perhaps the name is derived from the Bab. [Note: Babylonian.] duru = ‘wall,’ which is frequently used as a town name. Oppert ( Expéd. en Mésop . I. 238) found a small river so named, falling into the Euphrates 6 or 7 miles S.E. of Babylon, the neighbouring mounds being also named Tolul Dura . A curious Talmudic legend makes this plain the scene of Ezekiel’s vision ( Ezekiel 37:1-14 ), which it regards as an actual event ( Sanh . 92 b ).

J. Taylor.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Dura, Plain of'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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