Cyrus and his Cylinder

With Matt Waters

This is a rebroadcast of a 5-year old interview with UW-Eau Claire professor Matt Waters, discussing Cyrus the Great, who was greater than Alexander the Great (in his view). Additional information on the current U.S. tour of the Cyrus Cylinder is also included in this update.

tags: Cyrus cylinder Persians

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Four Persian Kings

With Prof. Mike Caba

Four Kings of Persia are mentioned in Ezra 4:5-7: Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes. These same four are mentioned in the writings of the Greek historians Herodotus and Thucydides. And archaeologists have found their ancient reigns well attested. In the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine, professor Mike Caba connects these threads of ancient history. And on this program he discusses the connections and their significance, starting with Cyrus and the Cyrus Cylinder.

tags: Cyrus cylinder Darius Xerxes Artaxerxes Ezra Herodotus Thucydides Persians

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