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artaxerxes


artaxerxes


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Artaxerxes 
  the  Greek  form  of  the  name  of  several  Persian  kings.  (1.)  The 
  king  who  obstructed  the  rebuilding  of  the  temple  (Ezra  4:7).  He 
  was  probably  the  Smerdis  of  profane  history. 
 
  (2.)  The  king  mentioned  in  Ezra  7:1,  in  the  seventh  year  (B.C. 
  458)  of  whose  reign  Ezra  led  a  second  colony  of  Jews  back  to 
  Jerusalem,  was  probably  Longimanus,  who  reigned  for  forty  years 
  (B.C.  464-425);  the  grandson  of  Darius,  who  fourteen  years 
  later  permitted  Nehemiah  to  return  and  rebuild  Jerusalem. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Artaxerxes,  the  silence  of  light;  fervent  to  spoil