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Azariah (meaning the Lord has helped) was one of the three friends of Daniel who was cast into the fiery furnace.

He was taken to Babylon with Daniel, Mishael, and Hananiah, by Nebuchadnezzar after the siege of Jerusalem.[1] His name was changed to Abed-Nego (meaning Servant of Nego/Nebo) by the Chaldeans (Babylonians). He entered the king's service with his friends and became one of the wisest men in Babylon[2].

Later, because he would not worship the statue of Nebuchadnezzar, he was thrown into a furnace with his two friends. But they survived by praying to God, and they were not harmed by the fire.[3]


  1. Daniel 1:3-7 (Link)
  2. Daniel 2:49 (Link)
  3. Daniel 3 (Link)

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