Mithredath in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

("given by Mithra") (the Iranian god associated with the sun). 1. Treasurer of Cyrus king of Persia; to Mithredath Cyrus gave the temple vessels for Sheshbazzar (Ezra 1:8). 2. A Persian officer in Samaria under Artaxerxes or Smerdis the Magian, who with others influenced him by letter to interrupt the building of the temple (Ezra 4:7).

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