Daniel and Lalou Holdt's kinship with

Cyrus II the Great, King of Persia:

81st great-grandfather

Cyrus the GreatCyrus is not only the founder of the Persian Empire, but for the Jews the liberator who freed them from Babylonian slavery. He even financed the rebuilding of the temple. Why? Cyrus was himself a monotheist - a Zoroastrian - believing in one, eternal, beneficent being. In the Cyrus-cylinder in the British Museum our 81st great-grandfather writes: "I Cyrus, the king of the world....I gathered all their people and led them back to their abodes.....and the gods....at the order of Marduk, the great lord, I had them installed in joy in their sanctuaries."


Cyrus the GreatIn the Book of Ezra 1: 1-4 the Scribe quotes Cyrus saying with almost the same god fearing words: "The Lord, the God of Heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem."

From here the line follows the many Armenian lines in my family tree


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