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("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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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'mithredath' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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