Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.
And in the days of Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and the rest of their companions, unto Artaxerxes king of Persia; and the writing of the letter was
written in the Syrian tongue, and interpreted in the Syrian tongue.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(mihth' rih dath) Personal name meaning, “gift of Mithra” (a Persian diety). 1. Cyrus' treasurer who returned the temple vessels (Ezra 1:8 ). 2 . Syrian officer who protested Nehemiah's rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem (Ezra 4:7 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("given by Mithra") (the Iranian god associated with the sun).
1. Treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia; to Mithredath Cyrus gave the temple vessels for Sheshbazzar (Ezra 1:8).
2. A Persian officer in Samaria under Artaxerxes or Smerdis the Magian, who with others influenced him by letter to interrupt the building of the temple (Ezra 4:7).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
MITHREDATH (Pers. = ‘given by Mithra, or the sun’). 1. The Persian treasurer, whom Cyrus commanded to deliver to Sheshbazzar the sacred vessels ( Ezra 1:8 = Esther 2:11 Esther 2:11 Mithradates ). 2. Apparently a Persian officer stationed in Samaria. Together with his colleagues he wrote to Artaxerxes (Longimanus) to hinder the re-building of the walls of Jerusalem ( Ezra 4:7 = Esther 2:16 Esther 2:16 Mithradates ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia. Ezra 1:8 .
2. Persian officer who opposed the rebuilding of the temple. Ezra 4:7 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Breaking the law
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
(See Ezra 4:7) His name seems to be derived from Thur, law, and is meant to convey an idea of one studying the law.
Mithradates - Esther 2:11 Esther 2:11 = Mithredath , Ezra 1:8 ; Ezra 1:2 . ] Mithridates) Esther 2:16 Esther 2:16 = Mithredath , Ezra 4:7
Mithredath - Treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia; to Mithredath Cyrus gave the temple vessels for Sheshbazzar (Ezra 1:8)
Mithredath - Mithredath (Pers
Zerubbabel - To him Cyrus, by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, had committed the precious vessels of the temple to bring to Jerusalem; at the same time he, Zerubbabel, with the chief of the fathers, the priests, and the Levites whose spirit God had raised, led back from Babylon the first caravan, consisting of 42,360 besides servants, etc
Chronicles, the Books of - One in Babylon would be the most likely to know all about Cyrus' decree, the presents to the captives, the bringing out of the temple vessels, their weight, the Chaldee treasurer Mithredath, and Zerubbabel's Chaldee name Sheshbazzar