Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bel and the Dragon, one of the books of the Apocrypha (q.v.), forming part of the Greek version of the book of Daniel, but not found in Hebrew or Chaldee. It describes in very naive language how Daniel's success in combating idolatry caused him to be cast into the den of lions. Jerome considered it a fable, but it is recognised by the Roman and Anglican churches, and formed part of the Lectionary of the latter till 1871.