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Dari'us

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1. DARIUS THE MEDE, son of Ahasuerus. He was probably the Astyages of the historians. Some supposed 'Darius' to be a title and not a name, but the name has been found on the monuments. On the death of Belshazzar he possessed Babylon, being about 62 years of age: B.C. 538-6. Daniel 5:31 ; Daniel 6:9-28 ; Daniel 9:1 ; Daniel 11:1 . See BABYLON and DANIEL.

2. DARIUSHYSTASPIS, king of Persia: B.C. 521-485. He confirmed the decree of Cyrus in favour of the Jews, and the building of the temple. Ezra 4:5,24 ; Ezra 5:5-7 ; Ezra 6:1-15 ; Haggai 1:1,15 ; Haggai 2:10 ; Zechariah 1:1,7 ; Zechariah 7:1 . To this king is ascribed the consolidating of the empire of Persia.

3. DARIUS THE PERSIAN. Darius Ochus (Nothus) of the historians, B.C. 424-405. Only mentioned in Nehemiah 12:22 . For a list of the Persian kings see PERSIA.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Dari'us '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/d/darius.html. 1897.

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