Mithredath (Mith´ruh-dath; Persian, “gift of Mithra”; also Mithridates, 1 Esd. 2:11, 16)

1 An official at the Persian court, the “treasurer,” acting as Cyrus’s agent in returning the Temple vessels to Sheshbazzar for restoration to Jerusalem (Ezra 1:8). 2 One of a group who sent a letter to Artaxerxes (Ezra 4:17). This letter appears to be distinct from the one that follows in (Ezra 4:8-16).

Ezra 1:8

8King Cyrus of Persia had them released into the charge of Mithredath the treasurer, who counted them out to Sheshbazzar the prince of Judah.

Ezra 4:17

17The king sent an answer: “To Rehum the royal deputy and Shimshai the scribe and the rest of their associates who live in Samaria and in the rest of the provin ... View more

Ezra 4:8-16

8Rehum the royal deputy and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to King Artaxerxes as follows9(then Rehum the royal deputy, Shimshai the scribe ... View more

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