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Persians
The residents of Persia.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Persia, Persians
Persia, Persians. Country laying just to the east of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and covering virtually the same territory as present-day Iran. It was known in ancient times by various forms of Fars or Pars, which came down to us as Persia. It continued to be known as Persia until 1935, when its name was
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Persia, Persians
PERSIA, PERSIANS Country lying just to the east of Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and covering virtually the same territory as present-day Iran. It was known in ancient times by various forms of Fars or Pars, which came down to us as Persia. It continued to be known as Persia until 1935, when its name was
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Persia, Persians
PERSIA, PERSIANS. The Indo-European Persians, nomadic pastoralists from S Russia, probably entered the Iranian plateau late in the 2nd millennium bc. In 836 bc Shalmaneser III of Assyria received tribute from rulers of a Parsua near Lake Urmia. His successor found the land of Parsuash in the S where
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
PERSIANS
PERSIANS<pur’-shanz>, <-zhanz> ([פָּרַס, parac], also = PERSIA, PERSIS (which see); adjective [פַּרְסִי, parci] Hebrew, and [פַּרְסַי, parcay], Aramaic.; [Πέρσαι, Persai], adjective only in Nehemiah 12:22; Daniel 6:28; Achaem. Persian Parsa, name of both country and people; does not occur in
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
Persia, Persians
PERSIA, PERSIANSWhen OT writers mention Persia, they are referring to the Achaemenid Empire, the earliest of the great Iranian empires (c. 550–330 bce). The name derives from the supposed founder of its ruling dynasty, “Achaemenes,” which was also the name of the royal clan (Herodotus Hist. 1.125),
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
Persia
PERSIA, PERSIANSO Greeks, do not be hostile towards the barbarians. Do not look on their opinions with ill will. For which of your institutions has not been derived from the barbarians?… To the Babylonians you owe astronomy; to the Persians, magic. Tatian (c. 160, E), 2.65.Ctesias tells us that the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Persians
PERSIANS, pûr′shanz, -zhanz (פָּרַס‎, pāraṣ, also = Persia, Persis [q.v.]; adj. פַּרְסִי‎, parṣī, Heb, and פַּרְסַי‎, pārṣay, Aram.; Πέρσαι, Pérsai, adj. only in Neh 12:22; Dnl 6:28; Achaem. Pers Pārsa, name of both country and people; does not occur in Avesta): I. Affinity1. Three Classes2.