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Mithredath

Mithredath [N] [H] [S]

given by Mithra, or dedicated to Mithra, i.e., the sun, the Hebrew form of the Greek name Mithridates.

  • The "treasurer" of King Cyrus ( Ezra 1:8 ).

  • Ezra 4:7 , a Persian officer in Samaria.

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Mithredath". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Mithredath [N] [E] [S]

    breaking the law
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Mithredath'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Mithredath [N] [E] [H]

    (given by Mithra ).

    1. The treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia, to whom the king gave the vessels of the temple. ( Ezra 1:8 )
    2. A Persian officer stationed at Samaria. ( Ezra 4:7 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Mithredath'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    MITHREDATH

    mith'-re-dath (mithredhath; Persian equals "gift of Mithra" or "consecrated to Mithra"):

    (1) The Persian treasurer through whom Cyrus restored the sacred vessels to the returning Jewish exiles (Ezra 1:8).

    (2) A Persian, perhaps an official, who was associated with Bishlam and Tabeel in corresponding with Artaxerxes concerning the restoration of Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7). In 1 Esdras 2:11,16, the name is written MITHRADATES (which see).


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MITHREDATH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.