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Son of Cambyses king of Persia, and Mandane, daughter of Astyages king of the Medes. He aided his uncle Cyaxares (called "Darius the Mede" in the Bible) in conquering Asia Minor, and afterwards their joint forces captured Babylon and overran the Assyrian empire. He married his cousin, the daughter of Cyaxares, and thus at length inherited and united the crowns of Persia Media. Cyrus was foretold by the prophet Isaiah, Isaiah 44:28 45:1-7 , as the deliverer and restorer of Judah, as he proved to be, 2 Chronicles 36:22,23 Ezra 1:1-4 . The prophet Daniel was his favorite minister, Daniel 6:28 .

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These files are public domain and are a derivative of the topics are from American Tract Society Bible Dictionary published in 1859.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Cyrus'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. 1859.

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