(royal, or the great scribe) the Hebrew, or rather Chaldee, name of Hananiah. The history of Shadrach or Hananiah, as told in Dani 1-3 is well known. After their deliverance from the furnace, we hear no more of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, except in (Hebrews 11:33,34) but there are repeated allusions to them in the later Deuterocanonical Books, and the martyrs of the Maccabaean period seem to have been much encouraged by their example.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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