Media, Medes

Media, Medes (Mee´dee-uh, meeds)

The names of a place and people often associated with Persia (especially in the books of Esther and Daniel). Media became a province of the Persian Empire in 549 BCE when the Medan overlord was conquered by Cyrus the Great. The area of Media appears as one to which deportees from the Northern Kingdom were taken in 722 BCE (2Kgs 17:6; 2Kgs 18:11). In the stories related in the book of Esther and in (Dan 5 and Dan 6), the laws of Medes and Persians are described as unalterable (Esth 1:19; Dan 5:28). The Medes appear as the divine instrument of judgment on Babylon in (Isa 13:17; Jer 51:11, Jer 51:28); also with Elam in (Isa 21:2, cf. Jer 25:25); in a picture of total judgment on Babylon at the hands of all the nation). (Dan 5:31; Dan 9:1; and Dan 11:1) mention a “kingdom of the Medes” (unknown in history) that existed between the fall of the Babylonians and the rise of the Persians. (Acts 2:9) includes Media as one of the areas from which Jewish pilgrims have come to Jerusalem.

2Kgs 17:6

6In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria captured Samaria; he carried the Israelites away to Assyria. He placed them in Halah, on the Habor, the river o ... View more

2Kgs 18:11

11The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria, settled them in Halah, on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes,

Dan 5

Belshazzar's Feast
1King Belshazzar made a great festival for a thousand of his lords, and he was drinking wine in the presence of the thousand.2Under the influ ... View more

Dan 6

The Plot against Daniel
1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, stationed throughout the whole kingdom,2and over them three presi ... View more

Esth 1:19

19If it pleases the king, let a royal order go out from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes so that it may not be altered, t ... View more

Dan 5:28

28PERES, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians.”

Isa 13:17

17See, I am stirring up the Medes against them,
who have no regard for silver
and do not delight in gold.

Jer 51:11

11Sharpen the arrows!
Fill the quivers!
The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because his purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, f ... View more

Jer 51:28

28Prepare the nations for war against her,
the kings of the Medes, with their governors and deputies,
and every land under their dominion.

Isa 21:2

2A stern vision is told to me;
the betrayer betrays,
and the destroyer destroys.
Go up, O Elam,
lay siege, O Media;
all the sighing she has caused
I bring to an ... View more

Jer 25:25

25all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of Media;

Dan 5:31

31 And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

Dan 9:1

Daniel's Prayer for the People
1In the first year of Darius son of Ahasuerus, by birth a Mede, who became king over the realm of the Chaldeans—

Dan 11:1

1As for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood up to support and strengthen him.

Acts 2:9

9Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

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