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Headword: *babulwni/a ka/minos
Adler number: beta,11
Translated headword: Babylonian oven
Vetting Status: high
['Babylonian oven'] and 'Babylonian boys'.
Greek Original:
*babulwni/a ka/minos: kai\ *babulw/nioi pai=des.
These two phrases refer to the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (in this case "boys" refers to young men) as found in Daniel 3:8-30 LXX. Members of the court of Nebucchednezzar of Babylon denounced their monotheistic practices. In punishment, the king ordered them cast into a fiery furnace, but they were miraculously protected from harm.
The story is frequently cited by Christian authors to refer, proverbially, to endurance in the face of persecution.
Azarias, an alternative name for Abednego, appears at alpha 581.
Keywords: biography; children; Christianity; daily life; geography; history; law; proverbs; religion; science and technology
Translated by: John Arnold on 30 June 2000@17:33:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 1 July 2000@01:36:26.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 16 August 2001@03:49:35.
Catharine Roth on 16 August 2001@21:22:35.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 14 April 2002@20:29:11.
William Hutton (tweaked headword, augmented notes altered link and added keywords, raised status) on 18 February 2008@08:37:14.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 16 June 2011@09:42:14.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 12 October 2014@00:26:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 September 2015@03:58:39.
Catharine Roth (removed link) on 13 September 2015@10:41:33.


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