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Darius I Hystaspes
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(Hebrew דָּרְיָוֶשׁ‎, doryawesh; Greek Δαρεῖος, Dareios). King of Persia 522–486 bc, famous for consolidating the administration of the Persian Empire and launching the Graeco—Persian Wars.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Darius I Hystaspes
Darius I Hystaspes (Hebrew דָּרְיָוֶשׁ‎, doryawesh; Greek Δαρεῖος, Dareios). King of Persia 522–486 bc, famous for consolidating the administration of the Persian Empire and launching the Graeco—Persian Wars.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Darius (king)
2. Darius I Hystaspes (521–486 b.c.), the Great. Darius’ autobiography, the text of which is carved in the rock at Behistun and known also to the Greek historian Herodotus (iii.30f, 61ff), told the story of his rise to power thus: while Cambyses, son and successor of Cyrus the Great, was conquering Egypt,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Darius
Darius (duh-ri´uhs).1 Darius I (the Great, 522–486 bce), the first of three Persian (Achaemenid) rulers. This Darius is intended in Ezra 4–6, Haggai, and Zech. 1–8. He established himself on the throne in a power struggle in the years 522–520 bce. The account of this struggle appears on the trilingual
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Darius (I) Hystaspes
Darius a hunting lions. ORINSTDARIUS (I) HYSTASPES. The name in Persian was Darayavaush; in Babylonian, Da-ri-ya-mus̆; in Gr., Dareios. He is also known as Darius the Great.Darius was a descendant through his father Hystaspes of Ariaramnes, a descendant of Hakhmanish (Achaemenae) the ancestor of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Darius
Darius (Heb. dārĕyāweš; O. Pers. darayavahuš)1. Darius I, king of Persia 522–486 b.c.e. Darius, of uncertain lineage, came to the throne of Persia through suspect circumstances. His famed Behistun inscription claims a pretender attempted to take the throne from Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great,
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Darius I
Darius I(550–486 bc). One of the most powerful monarchs of ancient times was Darius the Great. From 522 to 486 bc, he ruled over the vast Persian Empire that ranged from the Aegean Sea to the Indus River.Darius was born in the reign of the great conqueror King Cyrus II. His father was Hystaspes, a
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Darius
Darius (name of three kings).—1. Darius, the Mede, son of an unknown Xerxes (Assuerus) and otherwise of whom not much is known. After the taking of Babylon by Cyrus he reigned over Babylonia during two years (Dan. 5:31; 6:1ff.; 9:1; 11:1), and can be identified neither with Cyrus himself nor with Darius
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Darius
Darius [Dehr-ee-uhs](Persian origin: Title of several kings)(Ezra 4:5). 6th century b.c. Darius I the Great, king of Persia, received a letter from Tatnai, the governor of Judea, Shetharboznai, and other Persian court officials, informing him that the Jews were rebuilding the Temple.The governor asked
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Darius
Darius duh-ri’uhs (דָּרְיָוֶשׁH2003 [Aram. H10184]). In addition to Darius the Mede, this was the name of two Persian kings mentioned in Haggai, Zechariah, Ezra, and Nehemiah. See also Persia.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Darius
Darius [duh--us] (דריוש, from the Old Persian därayava(h)uš, “He Who Upholds the Good”): (1) Darius I the Great, king of Persia 522–486 bce; father of Xerxes I whom the Bible calls Ahasuerus (Ezra 4:5) (2) Darius the Mede; according to Daniel, the Persian who overthrew Babylon and released the exiles;
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DARIUS
DARIUS duh-ri´uhs [דָּרְיָוֶשׁdareyawesh]. Old Persian name used by kings of the Achaemenid Empire, meaning “He who holds firm the good.” 1. Darius I, the Great or the Conqueror (522–486 bce). Darius became the legitimate king in 522 bce when he assassinated the conspirator, Gaumata, who was pretending
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