February 24, 2013
The Cyrus Cylinder and the Jews
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary Magazine
One might think his discussion of Cyrus, the Persian conqueror that defeated the Babylonians and allowed the Jews to return to their homeland after their first exile, would be uncontroversial. But any attempt to identify that historical figure with present day Iran is absurd.
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