Abed-Nego
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ABED-NEGO

a-bed'-ne-go (Hebrew and Aramaic `abhedh neghgo; Daniel 3:29, `abhedh negho'): According to many, the nego is an intentional corruption of Nebo, the name of a Babylonian god, arising from the desire of the Hebrew scribes to avoid the giving of a heathen name to a hero of their faith. The name, according to this view, would mean "servant of Nebo." Inasmuch as `abhedh is a translation of the Babylonian `arad, it seems ore probable that nego also must be a translation of some Babylonian word. The goddess Ishtar is by the Babylonians called "the morning star" and "the perfect light" (nigittu gitmaltu). The morning star is called by the Arameans nogah, "the shining one," a word derived from the root negah, the equivalent of the Babylonian nagu, "to shine." Abed-nego, according to this interpretation, would be the translation of Arad-Ishtar, a not uncommon name among the Assyrians and Babylonians. Canon Johns gives this as the name of more than thirty Assyrians, who are mentioned on the tablets cited by him in Vol. III of his great work entitled Assyrian Deeds and Documents. It means "servant of Ishtar."

Abed-nego was one of the three companions of Daniel, and was the name imposed upon the Hebrew Azariah by Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1:7). Having refused, along with his friends, to eat the provisions of the king's table, he was fed and flourished upon pulse and water. Having successfully passed his examinations and escaped the death with which the wise men of Babylon were threatened, he was appointed at the request of Daniel along with his companions over the affairs of the province of Babylon (Daniel 2). Having refused to bow down to the image which Nebuehadnezzar had set up, he was cast into the burning fiery furnace, and after his triumphant delivery he was caused by the king to prosper in the province of Babylon (Daniel 3). The three friends are referred to by name in 1 Maccabees 2:59, and by implication in Hebrews 11:33, 34.

R. Dick Wilson

Strong's Hebrew
5664. Abed Nego -- "servant of Nebo," Bab. name of one of Daniel's ...
Abed Nego. 5663, 5664. Abed Nego. 5665 . "servant of Nebo," Bab. name
of one of Daniel's companions. Transliteration: Abed Nego ...
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5665. Abed Nego -- "servant of Nebo," Bab. name of one of Daniel's ...
Abed Nego. 5664, 5665. Abed Nego. 5666 . "servant of Nebo," Bab. name
of one of Daniel's companions. Transliteration: Abed Nego ...
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Library

The Test by Fire
... furnace. There are certain Jews, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, whom you
have placed in charge of the province of Babylon. These ...
//christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/the test by fire.htm

Harmless Fires
... THE BOOK OF DANIEL HARMLESS FIRES. 'Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and
fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture a/harmless fires.htm

The Story of the Fiery Furnace
... One of them, named Daniel, was to be called Belteshazzer; the other three
young men were called Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of the fiery.htm

The Fiery Furnace
... "There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon,
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 41 the fiery furnace.htm

The Four Captive Children.
... Among the rulers were the three friends of Daniel, whose names had been
changed by the king to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxxi the four captive.htm

Three Names High on the Muster-Roll
... "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/three names high on the.htm

On Daniel. Iii. Scholia on Daniel.
... 16. "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered," etc. ... 93 (ie, 26). "And he said, Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego." The three youths he thus called by name. ...
/.../the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/on daniel iii scholia on.htm

A Letter from Origen to Africanus.
... and say that His mercy endureth to all generations." [3029] But in the Hebrew copies
the words, "And these three men, Sedrach, Misach, and Abednego fell down ...
//christianbookshelf.org/origen/origens letters/a letter from origen to.htm

Daniel, the Praying Captive
... He classed Daniel and his three companions, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, with
these men, though there really was nothing in them in common with the two ...
/.../bounds/prayer and praying men/x daniel the praying captive.htm

The Song of the Three Children
... for ever.' It was proper to do so: because the Ananias, Azarias, and Misael mentioned
in it, are the same as the Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego, whose story ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/the good news of god/sermon iv the song of.htm

Thesaurus
Abednego (14 Occurrences)
... It means "servant of Ishtar." Abed-nego was one of the three companions of Daniel,
and was the name imposed upon the Hebrew Azariah by ...Abednego (14 Occurrences ...
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Abed'nego (14 Occurrences)
Abed'nego. Abednego, Abed'nego. Abed-nego . Multi-Version Concordance
Abed'nego (14 Occurrences). ... (See RSV). Abednego, Abed'nego. Abed-nego . Reference ...
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Abed-nego (14 Occurrences)
Abed-nego. Abed'nego, Abed-nego. Abel . Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ABED-NEGO. a-bed'-ne-go (Hebrew and Aramaic `abhedh ...
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Meshach (15 Occurrences)
... the Sumerian form of the Babylonian Cil-Asharidu, "the shadow of the prince," just
as Shadrach probably means "the servant of Sin," and Abednego the "servant ...
/m/meshach.htm - 12k

Shadrach (14 Occurrences)
... (see ABEDNEGO... their prayer and the dream was made known to the king by Daniel,
Nebuchadnezzar, at Daniel's request, set Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego over the ...
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Blazing (27 Occurrences)
... Daniel 3:20 He commanded certain mighty men who were in his army to bind Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. ...
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Nebuchadnez'zar (55 Occurrences)
... live! (See RSV). Daniel 3:13 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in anger and fury, hath
said to bring in Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. Then ...
/n/nebuchadnez'zar.htm - 24k

Responded (35 Occurrences)
... Daniel 3:14 Nebuchadnezzar answered them, Is it on purpose, Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, that you don't serve my god, nor worship the golden image which I ...
/r/responded.htm - 16k

Flaming (40 Occurrences)
... Daniel 3:20 And he gave orders to certain strong men in his army to put cords on
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego and put them into the burning and flaming fire ...
/f/flaming.htm - 19k

Concordance
Abed-nego (14 Occurrences)

Daniel 1:7
And the prince of the eunuchs gave names unto them: unto Daniel he gave the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of'shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 2:49
And Daniel requested of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel was in the gate of the king.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:12
There are certain Jews whom thou hast appointed over the affairs of the province of Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:13
Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:14
Nebuchadnezzar answered and said unto them, Is it of purpose, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, that ye serve not my god, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:16
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in this matter.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:19
Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:20
And he commanded certain mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:22
Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:23
And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:26
Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace: he spake and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the Most High God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego came forth out of the midst of the fire.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:29
Therefore I make a decree, that every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill; because there is no other god that is able to deliver after this sort.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Daniel 3:30
Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in the province of Babylon.
(ASV BBE DBY JPS WBS YLT NAS)

Subtopics

Abed-Nego

Abed-Nego: Also Called Azariah: A Jewish Captive in Babylon

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Flaming (40 Occurrences)

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Fiery (47 Occurrences)

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Cords (80 Occurrences)

Serving (85 Occurrences)

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Visage (4 Occurrences)

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Generally (7 Occurrences)

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Rubble (17 Occurrences)

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Promoted (9 Occurrences)

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Tied (33 Occurrences)

Defend (38 Occurrences)

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Rage (43 Occurrences)

Inasmuch (42 Occurrences)

Rescued (49 Occurrences)

Hanani'ah (28 Occurrences)

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