Metaphysical meaning of Abed-nego (mbd)
Abed-nego, a-bed'-ne-go (Aram.)--servant of Nego or Nebo.
A friend of Daniel's, by the name of Azariah, to whom the name Abed-nego was given by the prince of the eunuchs of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (Dan. 1:7). He was of the tribe of Judah, of royal blood, and was skilled in all wisdom (Dan. 1:3, 4, 6). He was one of the three (Abed-nego, Meshach, and Shadrach) who came out of the fiery furnace unharmed (Dan. 3:12-30).
Meta. Light, understanding. Nebo was a Babylonian and Assyrian deity who represented the planet Mercury. Nebo was worshipped as the god of wisdom, and was believed to be the scribe and interpreter of the gods. The name Nebo, according to The New International Encyclopedia, means announcer, proclaimer.
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