Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ARCHIVES . The ‘house of the archives’ ( Ezra 6:1 RV [Note: Revised Version.]; AV [Note: Authorized Version.] ‘rolls’) was a part of the ‘treasure house’ ( Ezra 5:17 ) of the Persian kings at Babylon, in which important State documents were preserved.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Archives'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/a/archives.html. 1909.