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In the Bible, a young man who with Meshach and Shadrach emerged unharmed from the fiery furnace into which they were thrown by Nebuchadnezzar.
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(Bible) Old Testament one of Daniel's three companions who, together with Shadrach and Meshach, was miraculously saved from destruction in Nebuchadnezzar's fiery furnace (Daniel 3:12–30)
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(əˈbɛd nɪˌgoʊ)

a companion of Daniel. Compare Shadrach.
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It has pleased Our Lady and my patron saint to bless the pittance to which I restrain myself, even as the pulse and water was blessed to the children Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego, who drank the same rather than defile themselves with the wine and meats which were appointed them by the King of the Saracens.''
The first of these rights was once universally believed to be derived directly from the will of God; and this is still sometimes affirmed in partibus infidelium outside the enlightened realms of Democracy; as the well known lines of Sir Abednego Bink, following:
The Acting Economist, Abednego Ekandjo in the Directorate of Petroleum Affairs said Namibians refuelling vehicle illegally should stop immediately as it hampers economic development without the culprit realising the end results it posses on Namibia.
Provisional squad: Men-Shaffi Bakari, Abednego Kyalo (49kg), Martin Oduor (56kg), Martin Maina (49kg0, Mohammed Ali (56kg), Dennis Muthama (56kg), Ethan Maina (60kg), Nick Okoth (60kg), Victor Odhiambo (64kg), Boniface Mugunde (69kg), Edwin Okongo (75kg), George Cosby (75kg0, Hezron Maganga (81kg), Humphrey Ochieng (81kg0, Elly Ajowi (91kg) and Fredrick Ramogi (91+); Ladies: Christine Ongare (48kg), Veronica Mbithe (48kg), Alice Waiyego (54kg0, Flavian Auma (51kg), Evelyn Akinyi (64kg), Lorna Kusa (69kg), Elizabeth Andiego (75kg), Elizabeth Akinyi (75kg) amd Lilian Achieng (81kg).
The accused are Sunday Stephen, 36; Hassan Terrang, 26; Hassan James, 34; Adelaja Ariyo, 48; Anthony Ojukwu, 33; Bitrus Abednego, 22 and Lucky Anzaku, 20.
Justice Abednego Tafa of the Gaborone High Court has slapped Thabo Masilo with a 23-year prison sentence for the 2012 murder of Tshephang Motlhabane, bringing to a close the case which had drawn much public interest.
Abednego Davis expressed appreciation to the various institutions that supported and made the exercise successful.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Everywhere shields were rising, going forth against the tree.
David Robertson made three changes in the Real Kashmir XI with Abednego Tetteh, Vicky Meetei and Abhas Thapa all missing out and their place was taken by Gnohere Krizo, Ritwik Kumar Das and Muhammad Hammad.
class="MsoNormalAccording to the report, the guards' representatives Charles Waweru, Abednego Mutua and Charles Oluoch said that when they met KK Security management on January 28, consensus on the contentious issues was not reached.
To their horror, Abednego and Agnes find that their son has disappeared in the midst of a charged political protest.
Meanwhile, the representative of China-South Sudan Friendship Association, Dut Abednego, said the training seeks to provide technical knowledge to engineering students and boost relations between South Sudanese and Chinese engineers.