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Mithredath (official)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mithredath the official
Mithredath the Official (מִתְרְדָת‎, mithredath). A Persian official who protested the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mithredath (Person)
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
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
Mithredath
2. An official, probably the Persian consul at Samaria, who was among those who wrote a letter to Artaxerxes I persuading him to order a cessation of the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Ezr. 4:7; 1 Esd. 2:16).
Mithredath
Mithredath mithʹrə-dath [Heb miṯreḏāṯ < Pers ‘gift of Mithra’] (Ezr. 1:8; 4:7); MITHRIDATES mith-rə-dāʹtēz [Gk A Mithradatēs, B Mithridatēs] (1 Esd. 2:11, 16); NEB MITHRADATES.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Mithredath
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
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
Mithredath
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
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
Mithredath
Mithredath (Heb. miṯrĕḏāṯ) (also MITHRIDATES)1. The treasurer of King Cyrus of Persia who restored to Sheshbazzar the temple treasures (Ezra 1:8; 1 Esdr. 2:11, “Mithridates”).2. One of three Persian officials who wrote to King Artaxerxes I opposing the rebuilding of Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7; 1 Esdr.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Mithredath
Mithredath [mĭthˊrə dăth] (Heb. miṯreḏāṯ, from Pers. “given by [the deity] Mithra”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Mithredath
Mith´redath (given by Mithra).1. The treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia, to whom the king gave the vessels of the temple. Ezra 1:8.2. A Persian officer stationed at Samaria. Ezra 4:7.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Mithredath
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,
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