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When did Cyrus II release the captives of Babylon?

The decree was made "in the first year of Cyrus the king of Persia" meaning his first year as ruler toward conquered Babylon. The Bible record at Daniel 9:1 refers to "the first year of ...
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When did the Babylonian king Amel-Marduk reign?

A reign of two years (give or take a few months) for Amel-Marduk is generally accepted to be correct. However, there is still some uncertainty and disagreement as to the starting date for his reign: ...

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