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The last king of the Medes (585–550 bc) and grandfather of Cyrus the Great (Bel and the Dragon 1:1). Astyages lost power to the Persians after a revolt led by Cyrus, who became king of Persia and later conquered Babylon (and ended the Jewish exile).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ASTYAGES (PERSON) [Gk Astyagēs (Ἀστυαγης)]. The last king of the Medians (585–550 b.c.) before the rise of the Persian Empire (see MEDIA (PLACE)). His name in Old Persian was Aršti-vaiga “Brandishing a Lance,” Ištumegu in Akk. Astyages married a Lydian princess as part of the peace pact which ended
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Astyages as-tīʹə-jēz [GK. Astyagēs] (Bel 1). The last king of Media (585–550 b.c.), the son of Cyaxares I and predecessor of Cyrus. His name is also spelled Istuvigu. His wife was the daughter of Alyattes king of Lydia.The daughter of Astyages (Mandane) married a Persian, Cambyses; and a son was
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASTYAGES Fourth and final king of the Medes (according to an early Greek historian, Herodotus), reigning 35 years until 550 bc. At that time his Persian grandson, Cyrus II, revolted and overthrew Astyages’ kingdom. Supposedly Astyages had been forewarned in a dream about the prowess of a future offspring
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASTYAGES<as-ti’-a-jes> ([ ʼΑστυάγης, Astuages]; or Astyigas (in Ktesias), or Istuvigu, son of Cyaxares. I, king of the Medes 585-550 BC, and predecessor of Cyrus (Bel and the Dragon verse 1)): His wife was the daughter of Alyattes, king of Lydia. The daughter of Astyages (Mandane) married a Persian,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Astyages as-ti′uh-jeez (Ἀστυάγης, from Old Pers. Arštivaiga). The last king of the Median Empire (586–550 b.c.), the son of Cyaxares I (see Media). When his father overthrew Lydia, he made an agreement with its defeated king, Alyattes, that his son would marry the king’s daughter, the princess Aryenis
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ASTYAGES, as-tīʹa-jēs (Ἀστυάγης, Astuágēs; or Astyigas [in Ktesias], or Istuvign, son of Cyaxares I, king of the Medes 585–550 BC, and predecessor of Cyrus [Bel ver 1]): His wife was the daughter of Alyattes, king of Lydia. The daughter of Astyages (Mandane) married a Persian, Cambyses, and a son
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASTYAGES as-ti´uh-jeez [Ἀστυάγης Astyagēs]. Akkad. Istumegu. The fourth and last king of Media who ruled from 584 bce until 550 bce. The empire he inherited from his father, Cyaraxes, included Assyria and Persia and equaled the power of the Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar. The Median Empire