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Achaemenians
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Achaemenids
Achaemenids Dynastic house of the Persian Empire named after its founder, Achaemenes.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Achaemenians
Achaemenians ä-kī-men-ēʹənz. Persian kings from Cyrus II (559–530 b.c.) onward call themselves “Achaemenid” in their inscriptions, claiming descent from Achaemenes [Pers Hakhāmanish—‘having friendly nature’] and his son, or more distant descendant, Teispes. While these two are known only as ancestral
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Achaemenid
Achaemenid (also ACHAEMENIAN)Designation of the royal house of Persia, from Cyrus II (559–530 b.c.e.) onward (from Pers. Hakhāmanish, perhaps “friendly in nature,” eponymous ancestor of the dynasty; Gk. Achaimenēs). It was Cyrus who permitted the Jewish exiles to take back to Jerusalem the “vessels
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Achaemenians
Achaemenians [ä kĭ mĕn ēˊənz] (from Pers. Hakhāmanish “friendly in nature”). Another name for the royal house of Persia, from Cyrus II (559–530 B.C.) onward. It was Cyrus who permitted the Jewish exiles to take back to Jerusalem the “vessels of the house of the Lord” (Ezra 1:7). The vast and varied
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Achaemenids
Achaemenids uh-kee′muh-nuhd. Dynastic name (from a 7th-cent. king named Achaemenes) applied to the rulers of the Persian Empire. See Persia III.C.