Letter of Artaxerxes for Nehemiah
Artaxerxes’ letter to the governors of the Transjordan.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Artaxerxes I Longimanus
1. Artaxerxes I Longimanus (464–424 b.c.), son of Xerxes I, who subdued revolts in Egypt between 460 and 445 b.c. He permitted Ezra to visit Jerusalem as Commissioner for Jewish Affairs (Ezr. 7:7–26; Neh. 2:1; etc.) in 458 b.c. He also authorized the mission of Nehemiah twelve years later (Neh. 1:2,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Artaxerxes (Heb. ʾartaḥšastāʾ; Gk. Artaxerxēs)A common name among Persian kings of the Achaemenid dynasty. Artaxerxes is mentioned as the Persian king who commissioned the missions of Ezra and Nehemiah (Ezra 7:1–28; Neh. 2:1–8). On the basis of extrabiblical references to his antagonists Sanballat
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Ar-ta-xerxʹes [great warrior], the name of two Persian monarchs mentioned in Scripture.1. The monarch who obstructed the building of the temple (Ezra 4:7–21). He is supposed, with good reason, to have been the Magian impostor Smerdis, who usurped the throne b.c. 522 and reigned eight months.2. The
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Artaxerxes [ar-tuh-zerk-sēz] (ארתחשסתא, a Persian name, in Hebrew Artachsasta, meaning unknown) (1) Artaxerxes I Macrocheir, king of Persia 465–425 bce; son of Xerxes I (Ezra 4:7) (2) Artaxerxes II Mnemon, king of Persia 404–359 bce; son of Darius II and grandson of Artaxerxes I; the palace he built
Artaxerxes I
Artaxerxes IArtaxerxes I was the emperor of Persia, the ancient enemy of Babylonia and Assyria, from 465 to 425 bce. He was the son of Xerxes I (Ahasuerus)1 and the father of Darius II.His major accomplishments were the crushing of a rebellion by his brother Cyrus, the controlling of Spartan interference
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARTAXERXES ahr´tuh-zuhrk´seez [אַרְתַּחְשַׁשְׂתְּאʾartakhshasteʾ, אַרְתַּחְשַׁסְתְּאʾartakhshasteʾ]. The name of three Persian kings. 1. Artaxerxes I Longimanus (465–424 bce), son of Xerxes I. Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their associates sent a letter to Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:7). Ezra
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