Den: A lair of wild beasts
(Psalms 10:9; 104:22; Job 37:8) the hole of a venomous
(Isaiah 11:8) a recess for secrecy "in dens and caves of the
(Hebrews 11:38) a resort of thieves
(Matthew 21:13; Mark 11:17) Daniel was
cast into "the den of lions"
(Daniel 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.