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How God use Cyrus a pagan in the Bible
« on: February 12, 2019, 05:34:03 PM »
How God use Cyrus a pagan in the Bible



Depiction of Cyrus the Great by Jean Fouquet, 1470.
Cyrus the Great (c. 600 or 576 530 BC) figures in the Hebrew Bible as the patron and deliverer of the Jews. He is mentioned 23 times by name and alluded to several times more.

According to the Bible, Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the Babylonian captivity ended. In the first year of his reign he was prompted by God to decree that the Temple in Jerusalem should be rebuilt and that such Jews as cared to might return to their land for this purpose.

 Moreover, he showed his interest in the project by sending back with them the sacred vessels which had been taken from the First Temple and a considerable sum of money with which to buy building materials. The existence of the decree has been challenged.


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