TIL that Cyrus the great was labeled as a messiah by the Jewish people after freeing the Jewish people from Babylon and helping rebuild the temple of Jerusalem.

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  1. With out him Judaism dies. The world would be much different. I wonder where monotheism starts in that world. Interesting stuff. The king of kings by Carlin is a great listen to learn about Cyrus.

  2. the bible talks about cyrus the great, quite a bit. cyrus himself wrote about it as well (the cyrus cylinder)

    Ezr 1:1  The promise the LORD had spoken through Jeremiah was about to come true in Cyrus’ first year as king of Persia. The LORD inspired the king to make this announcement throughout his whole kingdom and then to put it in writing.

    Ezr 1:2  This is what King Cyrus of Persia says: The LORD God of heaven has given me all the kingdoms of the world. Then he ordered me to build a temple for him in Jerusalem (which is in Judah).

    Ezr 1:3  May God be with all of you who are his people. You may go to Jerusalem (which is in Judah) and build a temple for the LORD God of Israel. He is the God who is in Jerusalem.

  3. Interesting side note, this time in captivity influences the religion of the early Jewish peoples and certain elements of Zoroastrianism start being introduced.

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