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This reads in the margin, "Ecbatana, or, in a coffer.' Ezra 6:2 . The LXX do not treat it as a proper name: the passage there reads "And there was found in the city (πόλει), in the palace, a volume." The Vulgate has "Et inventum est in Ecbatanis." Apparently history alludes to two cities named Ecbatana: one associated with the ruins at Takht-i-Suleiman, 36 28' N, 47 18' E; the other identified with the modern Hamadan, 34 48' N, 48 26' E, anciently the summer residence of Persian kings, and where the records of the kingdom were apparently kept. This is most probably the Achmetha of scripture. Travellers state that the Jews exhibit a tomb in their charge in the midst of the city, which is the reputed tomb of Mordecai and Esther.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Achmetha'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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