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Darius

(550—486 bc)


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1. Darius the Mede is mentioned in Dan. (e.g. 5: 31) as ruling after Belshazzar and before Cyrus, but there is no other evidence for such a monarch.

2. Darius I (522–486 bce) is the Persian ruler who confirmed the edict permitting the rebuilding of the Temple in 520–515 bce (Ezra 5 and 6). In classical history of Greece he is famous for his defeat at Marathon in 490 bce. His palace was at Susa.

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