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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
MITHREDATH (PERSON) [Heb mitrĕdāt (מִתְרְדָת)]. Var. MITHRIDATES. 1. Persian official identified as the treasurer (Heb gizbār, possibly derived from Old Persian ganzabara; see Bowman 1970: 28) of Cyrus (ruled 539–530 b.c.e.); he was charged with the responsibility of counting out the temple vessels
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mithredath. 1. Name of the treasurer of King Cyrus of Persia, who was given charge of the sacred vessels to give to the Judean prince Sheshbazzar as the exiles prepared to return to Jerusalem (Ezr 1:8).2. Persian officer stationed in Samaria who, along with others, wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
MITHREDATH1. Name of the treasurer of King Cyrus of Persia, who was given charge of the sacred vessels to give to the Judean prince Sheshbazzar as the exiles prepared to return to Jerusalem (Ezr 1:8).2. Persian officer stationed in Samaria who, along with others, wrote a letter to King Artaxerxes of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Mithredath (mith´ruh-dath; Persian, “gift of Mithra”; also Mithridates, 1 Esd. 2:11, 16).1 An official at the Persian court, “the treasurer,” acting as Cyrus’s agent in returning the temple vessels to Sheshbazzar for restoration to Jerusalem (Ezra 1:8).2 A member of a group that sent a letter to Artaxerxes
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
MITHREDATHI. The treasurer of Cyrus, who was in charge of restoring to Sheshbazzar the vessels taken from the temple in Jerusalem (Ezr 1:8; cf. 1 Esd 2:11).2. A Persian officer who governed Samaria. Together with Bishlam and Tabeel he wrote in Aramaic to Artaxerxes Longimanus, protesting the rebuilding
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
MITHREDATH (‘given by Mithra’, the Persian god of light. Cf. Gk.-Lat. ‘Mithridates’). 1. The treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia, who in 536 bc; restored to Sheshbazzar the sacred vessels confiscated by Nebuchadrezzar from Jerusalem (Ezr. 1:8). 2. A Persian officer in Samaria, one of those who wrote in
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mithredath [mĭthˊrə dăth] (Heb. miṯreḏāṯ, from Pers. “given by [the deity] Mithra”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
MITH´REDATH (mithʹre-dath; “gift of Mithra”). A Persian god of the light between heaven and hell.1. The treasurer of Cyrus, king of Persia, to whom the king gave the vessels of the Temple to be transferred by him to the hands of Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah (Ezra 1:8), 536 b.c.2. A Persian officer,