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Artaxerxes


The Greek form of the name of several Persian kings. (1.) The king who obstructed the rebuilding of the temple (Ezra 4:7). He was probably the Smerdis of profane history. "(2.) The king mentioned in Ezra 7:1, in the seventh year (B.C. 458) of whose reign Ezra led a second colony of Jews back to "Jerusalem, was probably Longimanus, who reigned for forty years" "(B.C. 464-425); the grandson of Darius, who, fourteen years" "later, permitted Nehemiah to return and rebuild Jerusalem."


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Definition of Artaxerxes:
"the silence of light; fervent to spoil"