Types of dens mentioned in the Bible
- 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 resort of thieves (Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17)
- Daniel was cast into “the den of lions” (Dan. 6:16-17). Some recent discoveries among the ruins of Babylon have brought to light the fact that the practice of punishing offenders against the law by throwing them into a den of lions was common.