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A region in what is now northwest Iran and northeast Iraq (Kurdistan), along the northern reaches of the Zagros Mountains. The Medes participated in the fall of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (612 bc) and were conquered by Cyrus II, the Great (550 bc).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MEDIA (PLACE) [Heb māday (מָדַי)]. An ancient Iranian kingdom which rose to power in the 7th century b.c., was allied with Babylon in the overthrow and destruction of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 612 b.c., and was eventually absorbed into the Achaemenid Empire by Cyrus II. See CYRUS. Throughout Achaemenid
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Medes, Media, Median
Medes, Media, Median. Indo-European speaking people appearing in the highland area of northwest Iran. They were closely related to the Persians, with whom they are often identified or confused by the Greeks, Egyptians, Assyrians, and other writers who referred to all people of the area by the almost
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Medes, Media, Median
MEDES, MEDIA, MEDIAN* Indo-European-speaking people appearing in the highland area of the ancient Asian country called Media. They were closely related to the Persians, with whom they are often identified or confused by writers who referred to the people of the area by the almost generic term “Medes.”
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Medes (meeds), Media (mee´dee-uh), a people and place often associated with Persia (especially in the books of Esther and Daniel). Media became a province of the Persian Empire in 549 bce when the Medan overlord was conquered by Cyrus the Great. The cities of the Medes are listed among the areas to which
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The Medeba map. Sisters of Zion, JerusalemMEDES, MEDIA. The Aryan people of the high plateau E of the Tigris River S of the Caspian Sea, who are called Madai (q.v.) in Gen 10:2, ruled the kingdom of Media. Their homeland was E and S of Lake Urmia.One of the first extant references to the Medes in
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MEDES, MEDIA (Heb. madai; Assyr. (A)mada; Old Pers. Mada; Gk. Medai).Media was the name for NW Iran, SW of the Caspian Sea and N of the Zagros Mountains, covering the modern province of Azerbaijan and part of Persian Kurdistan. The inhabitants were called Medes or Medians and were Japhethites (Gn. 10:2),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Medes, Media (Heb., Aram. māḏay; Gk. Mḗdoi; O. Pers. māda)An Indo-iranian people who inhabited the plateau of northern Iran, around the area of modern Hamadan (ancient Ecbatana), and enjoyed a degree of military prominence during the 7th and 6th centuries b.c.e.Our knowledge of the Medes derives
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
MEDES [mēdz], MEDIA [mēˊdĭ ə] (Heb., Aram. māḏay; cf. Akk. ma-da-a-a; O.Pers. māda; Gk. Mēdoi). An Indoaryan people living in the mountains of Iran east of Armenia, northeast of Mesopotamia, and south of the Caspian Sea.The early history of the Medes remains obscure. Archaeological
Catholic Bible Dictionary
MEDIA A region in northwestern Iran that was the site of an ancient Iranian kingdom. The Medes became key players, in alliance with the Babylonians, in the overthrow of the Neo-Assyrian Empire in 612 b.c. By 550 b.c., the Medes were incorporated into the Achaemenid Empire of Persia.The Medes first received
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Medes, Me´dia (middle land). Media lay northwest of Persia proper, south and southwest of the Caspian Sea, east of Armenia and Assyria, west and northwest of the great salt desert of Iram. Its greatest length was from north to south, and in this direction it extended from the 32nd to the 40th parallel,
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