was placed in a dungeon before he was taken out to be burnt.
-Nimrod made sure the dungeon was pitch black, after an extended period
of time he took him out into bright sunlight.
-Avraham’s many merits saved him.-Meaning Nimrod knew that blindness
would limit Avraham's ability to perform a miracle
(Medrish Talpiyot, branch of Avraham.)