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God’s use of Cyrus as a “shepherd” for His people illustrates the truth of Proverbs 21:1, “The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” Related Topics: Does the Bible mention Alexander the Great?
What is the significance of the Medo-Persian Empire in biblical history?
The historian Josephus says that Cyrus was informed of the biblical prophecies written about him (Antiquities of the Jews, XI.1.2).
The natural person to have shown Cyrus the scrolls was Daniel, a high-ranking official in Persia (Daniel ).
Let him go up.”’” Other Old Testament books that mention Cyrus include Ezra and Daniel.