« Meat Offerings Medo-Persian Kingdom Meekness »

Medo-Persian Kingdom

Extended from India to Ethiopia — Es 1:1.

Peopled by descendants of Eliam — Ge 10:22.

Illustrated by

Silver part of image in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. — Da 2:32,39.

A bear. — Da 7:5.

A ram with two horns. — Da 8:3,20.

Shushan a chief city of — Es 1:2; 8:15.

Achmetha or Ecbatana a chief city of — Ezr 6:2.

Divided into many provinces — Es 1:1; Da 6:1.

Laws of, unalterable — Da 6:12,15.

Ruled by, absolute kings — Es 3:8,11; 7:9.

Kings of, mentioned in scripture

Cyrus. — Ezr 1:1.

Ahasuerus or Cambyses. — Ezr 4:6.

Artaxerxes Smerdis (an usurper). — Ezr 4:7.

Darius Hystaspes. — Ezr 6:1; Da 5:31.

Xerxes. — Da 11:2.

Artaxerxes Longimanus or Ahasuerus. — Ezr 6:14; 7:1; Es 1:1.

Kings of

Called kings of Assyria. — Ezr 6:22.

Called kings of Babylon. — Ne 13:6.

Styled themselves king of kings. — Ezr 7:12.

Dwelt in royal palaces. — Es 1:2; 8:14.

Were exceeding rich. — Es 1:4; Da 12:2.

Entertained magnificently. — Es 1:3,5,7.

Held in their hand a golden sceptre. — Es 5:2.

Put to death all who approached them without permission. — Es 4:11,16.

Celebrated for wise men — Es 1:13; Mt 2:1.

People of, warlike — Eze 27:10; 38:5.

Peculiar customs in — Es 1:8; 2:12,13.

Babylon taken by the king of — Da 5:20,31.

The Jews delivered from captivity by means of — 2Ch 36:20,22,23; Ezr 1:1-4.

Predictions respecting

Extensive conquest. — Da 8:4.

Conquest of Babylon. — Isa 21:1,2; Da 5:28.

Deliverance of the Jews. — Isa 44:28; 45:1-4.

Invasion of Greece under Xerxes. — Da 11:2.

Downfall by Alexander. — Da 8:6,7; 11:3.

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