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Ezra 6:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that is in the province of Media, a roll, and therein was thus written for a record:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the province of the Medes, a roll, and therein [was] a record thus written:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— In Ecbatana in the fortress, which is in the province of Media, a scroll was found and there was written in it as follows: “Memorandum—
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the province of the Medes, a roll, and in it [was] a record thus written:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And there was found at Achmetha in the fortress that is in the province of Media a roll, and therein was a record thus written:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And there was found in Achmetha, in the fortress which is in the province of Media, a roll,—and, thus, was it written therein, as a record:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and there hath been found at Achmetha, in a palace that [is] in the province of Media, a roll, and a record thus written within it [is]:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And there was found in Ecbatana, which is a castle in the province of Media, a book in which this record was written.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the prouince of the Medes, a rolle, and therein was a record thus written:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And there was found in the city, in the palace, a volume, and this was the record written in it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And there was found at Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the province of the Madaye, a roll, and therein [was] a record thus written:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And there was found 7912
{7912} Prime
שְׁכַח
sh@kach
{shek-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7911 through the idea of disclosure of a covered or forgotten thing; to discover (literally or figuratively).
z8728
<8728> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12
at Am אַחמְתָא, 307
{0307} Prime
אַחְמְתָא
'Achm@tha'
{akh-me-thaw'}
Of Persian derivation; Achmetha (that is, Ecbatana), the summer capital of Persia.
in the palace 1001
{1001} Prime
בִּירָה
biyra'
{bee-raw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1002; a palace.
that x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
[is] in the province 4083
{4083} Prime
מְשִׂינָה
m@diynah
{med-ee-naw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4082.
of the My מָדָיֵא, 4076
{4076} Prime
מָדִי
Maday
{maw-dah'-ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4074.
a 2298
{2298} Prime
חֲדָה
chad
{khad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2297; as cardinal one; as article single; as ordinal first; adverbially at once.
roll, 4040
{4040} Prime
מְגִלָּה
m@gillah
{meg-il-law'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4039.
and therein 1459
{1459} Prime
גַּו
gav
{gav}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1460; the middle.
[was] a record 1799
{1799} Prime
דִּכְרוֹן
dikrown
{dik-rone'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2146; a register.
thus 3652
{3652} Prime
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3651; so.
written: 3790
{3790} Prime
כְּתַב
k@thab
{keth-ab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3789.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Ezra 6:2

_ _ Achmetha — long supposed to be the capital of Greater Media (the Ecbatana of classical, the Hamadan of modern times), [is] at the foot of the Elwund range of hills, where, for its coolness and salubrity, Cyrus and his successors on the Persian throne established their summer residence. There was another city, however, of this name, the Ecbatana of Atropatene, and the most ancient capital of northern Media, and recently identified by Colonel Rawlinson in the remarkable ruins of Takht-i-Soleiman. Yet as everything tends to show the attachment of Cyrus to his native city, the Atropatenian Ecbatana, rather than to the stronger capital of Greater Media, Colonel Rawlinson is inclined to think that he deposited there, in his fortress, the famous decree relating to the Jews, along with the other records and treasures of his empire [Nineveh and Persepolis].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Ezra 6:1-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Ezra 6:2

Achmetha — The royal city of the Medes and Persians.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Ezra 6:2

And there was found at (a) Achmetha, in the palace that [is] in the province of the Medes, a roll, and therein [was] a record thus written:

(a) In which were the acts of the kings of the Medes and Persians.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
at Achmetha:
or, at Ecbatana, or, in a coffer, אחמתא [Strong's H0712], probably from the Persian Mx, kham, "a house for a summer residence," with a prefix, א, aleph, and the Chaldee termination )t, tha, most likely denotes Ecbatana, as the Vulgate and Josephus read, the summer residence of the Persian monarchs. It was situated in a mountainous region at the foot of mount Orontes, or Jasonius, according to Ammianus, on the southern confines of Media and Persia, and according to Pliny, 750 miles from Seleucia the Great, 20 miles from the Caspian passes, 450 miles from Susa, and the same from Gaze Atropatene, and in lat. 37 degrees 45 min., long. 88 degrees, according to Ptolemy. The building of the city is ascribed to Semiramis by Diodorus, but to Deioces by Eusebius (in Chron.
Ezra 1:1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing, saying,
), and Herodotus, who states that it was surrounded by seven walls, strong and ample, built in circles one within another, rising each above each by the height of their respective battlements; each being distinguished by a different colour, the first white, the second black, the third purple, the fourth blue, the fifth orange, the sixth plated with silver, and the seventh with gold. The largest of these was nearly the extent of Athens, i.e., 200 furlongs, according to Dion Chrysostom; but Diodorus Siculus states the circumference of Ecbatana to be 250 furlongs. Within the inner circle stood the king's palace and the royal treasury, so much celebrated for its splendour and riches by Polybius. It is highly probable, as D'Anville and Major Rennel suppose, that the present Hamadan, whose ruins attest its former splendour, occupies the site of Ecbatana. It is situated in Al Gebal, at the foot of the lofty mountain Alwend, about 80 leagues from Ispahan, and also from Bagdad.
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