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Cyrus Cylinder
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Cyrus Cylinder
Cyrus Cylinder A baked clay cylinder that includes an account of the conquest of the Babylonian Empire by the Persian king Cyrus the Great, written in cuneiform script.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cyrus Cylinder
CYRUS CYLINDER* Baked clay barrel nine inches (22.9 centimeters) long inscribed in cuneiform, found by archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam during his excavations at Babylon (1879–82). Now in the British Museum, London, the inscription was written by Cyrus the Great (who founded the Persian Empire and ruled