Ezra 6:2
Good News Translation
But it was in the city of Ecbatana in the province of Media that a scroll was found, containing the following record:

Contemporary English Version
Finally, a scroll was found in Ecbatana, the capital of Media Province, and it said: This official record will show

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there was found in Ecbatana, which is a castle in the province of Media, a book in which this record was written.

New American Bible
However, a scroll was found in Ecbatana, the stronghold in the province of Media, containing the following text: “Memorandum.

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And there was found in Ecbatana, which is a castle in the province of Media, a book in which this record was written.

at Achmetha.

750 miles from Seleucia the Great,

20 miles from the Caspian passes,

450 miles from Susa, and the same from Gazae Atropatene, and in lat.

37 deg.

45 min., long.

88 deg., according to Ptolemy. The building of the city is ascribed to Semiramis by Diodorus, but to Deioces by Eusebius, (in Chr.

Ezra 1:1 In the first year of Cyrus king of the Persians, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremias might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of the Persians: and he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and in writing also, 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.)

Context
The Decree of Darius
1Then king Darius gave orders, and they searched in the library of the books that were laid up in Babylon, 2And there was found in Ecbatana, which is a castle in the province of Media, a book in which this record was written.3In the first year of Cyrus the king: Cyrus the king decreed, that the house of God should be built, which is in Jerusalem, in the place where they may offer sacrifices, and that they lay the foundations that may support the height of threescore cubits, and the breadth of threescore cubits,…
Cross References
Hebrews 10:7
Then said I: Behold I come: in the head of the book it is written of me: that I should do thy will, O God.

2 Kings 17:6
And in the ninth year of Osee, the king of the Assyrians took Samaria, and carried Israel away to Assyria: and he placed them in Hala, and Habor, by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes.

Ezra 5:17
Now therefore if it seem good to the king, let him search in the king's library, which is in Babylon, whether it hath been decreed by Cyrus the king, that the house of God in Jerusalem should be built, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.

Additional Translations
And a scroll was found in the fortress of Ecbatana, in the province of Media, with the following written on it: Memorandum: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:

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:

And there was found in the city, in the palace, a volume, and this was the record written in it.

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:

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.

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:

There was found at Achmetha, in the palace that is in the province of Media, a scroll, and therein was thus written for a record:

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:
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