Dura
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Dura

same as Dor

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Dura

(a circle), the plain where Nebuchadnezzar set up the golden image, (Daniel 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 of Babylon, in the vicinity of the mound of Dowair or Duair , where was found the pedestal of a huge statue.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Dura

The plain in Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar set up his golden image. Daniel 3:1.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The circle, the plain near Babylon in which Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image, mentioned in Dan. 3:1. The place still retains its ancient name. On one of its many mounds the pedestal of what must have been a colossal statue has been found. It has been supposed to be that of the golden image.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) Short form for Dura mater.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DURA

du'-ra (dura'): The name of the plain on which Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, set up the great golden image which all his subjects were ordered to worship (Daniel 3:1). Oppert placed it to the Southeast of Babylon, near a small river and mounds bearing the name of Douair or Duair, where, also, was what seemed to be the base of a great statue (Exped. scientifique en Mesopotamie, I, 238). Others have believed that name to indicate a portion of the actual site of Babylon within the great wall (duru) of the city-perhaps the rampart designated dur Su-anna, "the rampart (of the city) Lofty-defense," a name of Babylon.

The fact that the plain was within the city of Babylon precludes an identification with the city Duru, which seems to have lain in the neighborhood of Erech (Hommel, Grundriss, 264, note 5). It is noteworthy that the Septuagint substitutes Deeira, for Dura, suggesting that the Greek translators identified it with the Babylonian Deru, a city which apparently lay toward the Elamite border. It seems to have been called also Dur-ili, "god's rampart." That it was at some distance is supported by the list WAI, IV, 36 [38], where Duru, Tutul and Gudua (Cuthah), intervene between Deru or Dur-ili and Tindir (Babylon). "The plain of the dur" or "rampart" within Babylon would therefore seem to be the best rendering.

T. G. Pinches

Strong's Hebrew
1757. Dura -- a place near Bab.
... 1756, 1757. Dura. 1758 . a place near Bab. Transliteration: Dura Phonetic
Spelling: (doo-raw') Short Definition: Dura. Word Origin ...
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Library

Date and Place.
... Dura, according to Keith Johnston's map, is close to the hills. But the
position of "the plain of Dura," where the martyrdom took ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/date and place.htm

The Fiery Furnace
... it is not surprising that in a land where idol worship was of universal prevalence,
the beautiful and priceless image in the plain of Dura, representing the ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 41 the fiery furnace.htm

The Story of the Fiery Furnace
... covered with gold. This image he set up, as an idol to be worshipped, on
the plain of Dura, near the city of Babylon. When it was ...
/.../marshall/the wonder book of bible stories/the story of the fiery.htm

Hymnus viii. Kalendas Ianuarias
... nardo et nectare. Te cuncta nascentem puer sensere dura et barbara, 70
victusque saxorum rigor obduxit herbam cotibus. Iam mella ...
/.../prudentius/the hymns of prudentius/xi hymnus viii kalendas ianuarias.htm

True Greatness
... concerning the nations was lost sight of later in his experience; yet when his proud
spirit was humbled before the multitude on the plain of Dura, he once more ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 42 true greatness.htm

The Test by Fire
... Nebuchadrezzar, the king, made an image of gold ninety feet high and nine feet wide.
He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. ...
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That There is no Entity Contrary to the Divine, Because Nonentity ...
... Supreme Being, and Author of all beings whatsoever. Footnotes: [526] Essentia.
[527] Exodus 3:14. [528] Quintilian calls it dura. ...
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Babylon.
... the taking of Zedekiah, Nebuchadnezzar threw the three other princes into the fiery
furnace, for refusing to bow down to the golden image on the plains of Dura ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson xi babylon.htm

The Four Captive Children.
... friends. Nebuchadnezzar soon forgot God, for he set up a great golden image
on the plain of Dura, and called a feast of dedication. ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxxi the four captive.htm

The Fire of Love --Book I
... Chapter X. Note xix., p.48"L. fortis est ut mors dileccio, dura sicut
infernus emulacio'; which is the Vulgate reading. Compare ...
//christianbookshelf.org/rolle/the fire of love/the fire of lovebook i.htm

Thesaurus
Dura (1 Occurrence)
... It has been supposed to be that of the golden image. Noah Webster's Dictionary.
(n.) Short form for Dura mater. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DURA. ...
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Duplicity (1 Occurrence)

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Durable (2 Occurrences)

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Adoraim (1 Occurrence)
... Common consent identifies it with Dura, about five miles West by South of
Hebron. Multi-Version Concordance Adoraim (1 Occurrence). ...
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Shadrach (14 Occurrences)
... 1:6, 7; 3:12-30). He and his two companions refused to bow down before the
image which Nebuchadnezzar had set up on the plains of Dura. ...
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Ninety (27 Occurrences)
... Daniel 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty
cubits, and its breadth six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the ...
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Nebuchadnez'zar (55 Occurrences)
... 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king hath made an image of gold, its height sixty cubits,
its breadth six cubits; he hath raised it up in the valley of Dura, in the ...
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Nebuchadrezzar (31 Occurrences)
... That Nebuchadnezzar should have made an image of gold and put it up in the Plain
of Dura is entirely in harmony with what we know of his other "pious deeds." (3 ...
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Nine (55 Occurrences)
... Daniel 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty
cubits, and its breadth six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the ...
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Nebuchadnezzar (90 Occurrences)
... That Nebuchadnezzar should have made an image of gold and put it up in the Plain
of Dura is entirely in harmony with what we know of his other "pious deeds." (3 ...
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