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The Median Empire, Cyrus the Great and Ancient Israel


When Babylon fell to the Persians, it marked the end of the exile of the Hebrew people, as Cyrus the Persian announced that any who wished to return to Jerusalem were encouraged to do so.

Cyrus therefore represents a great blessing for those who had been so long separated from their home, and for this he is honored with the title “messiah” by the prophet Isaiah, the only non-Jew in the Old Testament to received such a stamp of approval.

This lecture dives into the Median Empire, The Persian Empire and the rise of Cyrus the Great who would become one of the greatest men in history.

The views expressed in this lecture does not necessarily represent the views of The Study of Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

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