Dens of the Bible
Types of dens mentioned in the Bible
- Daniel was cast into “the den of lions” (Dan. 6:16-17).
Discoveries among the ruins of ancient Babylon have brought to light the fact that the practice of punishing law offenders by throwing them into a den of lions was common.
- a lair of wild beasts (Psalms 10:9; 104:22; Job 37:8)
- the hole of a venomous reptile (Isaiah 11:8)
- a recess for secrecy “in dens and caves of the Earth” (Hebrews 11:38)
- a hideout for thieves (Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17)
Article Version: June 18, 2019