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the son of Cyrus, king of Persia. He succeeded his father, A.M. 3475, and is the Ahasuerus mentioned in Ezra 4:6 , to whom, as soon as he came to the crown, the Samaritans applied by petition, desiring that the rebuilding of Jerusalem might be stopped. What the motives were which they made use of to prevail upon this prince, we are ignorant; but it is certain, that though he was not persuaded to revoke his father's decree, yet he put a stop to the works, so that for the remaining seven years and five months which he reigned, the building of the city and temple was suspended. See AHASUERUS .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Cambyses'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. 1831-2.

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