Mithredath in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE

mith'-re-dath (mithredhath; Persian = "gift of Mithra" or "consecrated to Mithra"): (1) The Persian treasurer through whom Cyrus restored the sacred vessels to the returning Jewish exiles (Ezr 1:8). (2) A Persian, perhaps an official, who was associated with Bishlam and Tabeel in corresponding with Artaxerxes concerning the restoration of Jerusalem (Ezr 4:7). In 1 Esdras 2:11,16, the name is written MITHRADATES (which see).

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