CYRUS (the Great) (c. 576–529 BC) Cyrus was the Medio-Persian king prophesied by Isaiah to be an instrument of divine plan – a kind of ‘gentile messianic’ deliverer of the Jewish People (Isa. 45:1). Inscriptions of the time bear out that he was a sympathetic ruler allowing the Jews to restore their Temple in Jerusalem. The Minor Prophets (1.7mb pdf download)
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One of the greatest discoveries we can make in studying Bible lives is that the people God used were just like us. They were not spiritual supermen or superwomen but fallible human beings.
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