Places Study on Dura

Places Study on Dura

Proverbs 8: Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
Isaiah 23: And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
Daniel 3: Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Dura
The circle, the plain near Babylon in which Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image, mentioned in Daniel 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.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Dura
(dyoo' ruh) Accadian place name meaning, “circuit wall.” Plain in Babylonia where King Nebuchadnezzar set up a mammoth golden image of a god or of himself (Daniel 3:1 ). The common place name does not lend itself to an exact location.



Webster's Dictionary - Pietra Dura
Hard and fine stones in general, such as are used for inlay and the like, as distinguished from the softer stones used in building; thus, a Florentine mosaic is a familiar instance of work in pietra dura, though the ground may be soft marble.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Dura
Dura (dû'rah), circle. The place where Nebuchadnezzar set up his golden image. Daniel 3:1. Layard identifies it with Dur, below Tekrit, on the east bank of the Tigris; but Oppert would place it, with more probability, to the southeast of Babylon, near a mound called Dúair, where he found the pedestal of a colossal statue.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dura
Plain in the province of Babylon, where Nebuchadnezzar's golden image was set up. Daniel 3:1 . Perhaps the same as Duair, S.E. of Babylon.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Dura, Plain of
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.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Dura
The plain in Babylon where Nebuchadnezzar set up his golden image. Daniel 3:1 .

Sentence search

Dural - ) Pertaining to the Dura, or Dura mater
Falx - ) A curved fold or process of the Dura mater or the peritoneum; esp. , one of the partitionlike folds of the Dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain
Mater - ) See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater
Pachymeningitis - ) Inflammation of the Dura mater or outer membrane of the brain
Meninges - ) The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord; the pia mater, Dura mater, and arachnoid membrane
Adoraim - Probably now Dura, a large village on a rising ground W
Adoraim - It is identified with Dura , a large village which lies to the west of Hebron, 31 31' N, 35 1' E
Dura, Plain of - Dura, PLAIN OF . of Babylon, the neighbouring mounds being also named Tolul Dura
Adoraim - Robinson has identified it with the modern Dura, a large village five miles west by south from Hebron
Hardhead - ) A coarse American commercial sponge (Spongia Dura)
Pietra Dura - Hard and fine stones in general, such as are used for inlay and the like, as distinguished from the softer stones used in building; thus, a Florentine mosaic is a familiar instance of work in pietra Dura, though the ground may be soft marble
Adora'im - Robinson identifies it with Dura , a "large village" on a rising ground west of Hebron
Arachnoid - ) Pertaining to a thin membrane of the brain and spinal cord, between the Dura mater and pia mater
Dura - Dura (dû'rah), circle
du'ra - 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
Shadrach - He and his two companions refused to bow down before the image which Nebuchadnezzar had set up on the plains of Dura
me'Shach - (Daniel 1:20 ) But notwithstanding their Chaldeans education, these three young Hebrews were strongly attached to the religion of their fathers; and their refusal to join in the worship of the image on the plain of Dura gave a handle of accusation to the Chaldeans
Psaltery - (2 Chronicles 9:11 ) Among the instruments of the band which played before Nebuchadnezzar's golden image on the plains of Dura, we again meet with the psaltery
Plains - Out of Palestine we find denoted by the word bik'ah the "plain of the land of Shiner," ( Genesis 11:2 ) the "plain of Mesopotamia," (Ezekiel 3:22,23 ; 8:4 ; 37:1,2 ) and the "plain in the province of Dura
Image, Nebuchadnezzar's - a colossal figure Nebuchadnezzar erected on the plains of Dura (Daniel 3:1-18 )
Bel - It was, probably, the statue of this god which Nebuchadnezzar, being returned to Babylon after the end of the Jewish war, set up and dedicated in the plain of Dura; the story of which is related at large, Daniel 3
Babylon (2) - Images of the gods were exhibited, probably on frames or sacred vehicles, and, as some suppose, were sometimes set up in a public place, as on the plain of Dura, Daniel 3:1; but late investigations indicate that the image there set up was a statue of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar the Great - Hales thinks, in which he had this dream, he erected a golden statue, whose height was sixty cubits, and breadth six cubits, in the plains of Dura, in the province of Babylon
Nebuchadnezzar - Oppert found in the Dura (Dowair) plain the pedestal of what must have been a colossal statue
the Angel of the Church in Thyatira - READ the first three chapters of Hosea and this Epistle to the angel of the Church in Thyatira together, and substitute the Dura lectio, the hard reading, "thy wife," for the easy reading, "that woman" in the twentieth verse, and it will be seen at once that the angel of the Church in Thyatira is just the prophet Hosea over again
God - The Chaldeans referred to such “gods” when reporting that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego refused to participate in idol worship on the plain of Dura (Dan. ” The word ‛ôlâm has related forms in various ancient Near Eastern languages, all of which describe lengthy Duration or distant time. Thus in Ugaritic literature, a person described as ’bd ‘lm was a “permanent slave,” the term |‘lm(the same as the Hebrew ‛ôlâm) expressing a period of time that could not be measured other than as lengthy Duration
Nebuchadnezzar - ' And, then, after his abominably despotic edict about the image of gold in the plain of Dura, and the furnace seven times heated, when the intoxicated king came to himself he said, Lo! I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God