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Sha’drach (royal, or the great scribe), the Hebrew, or rather Chaldee, name of Hananiah. The history of Shadrach or Hananiah, as told in Dan. 1–3, is well known. After their deliverance from the furnace, we hear no more of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, except in Heb. 11:33, 34; but there are repeated allusions to them in the later apocryphal books, and the martyrs of the Maccabæan period seem to have been much encouraged by their example.