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Ezra 6:1

    Ezra 6:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the rolls, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Darius the king gave an order and a search was made in the house of the records, where the things of value were stored up in Babylon.

    Webster's Revision

    Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

    World English Bible

    Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Darius the king made a decree, and search was made in the house of the archives, where the treasures were laid up in Babylon.

    Clarke's Commentary on Ezra 6:1

    In the house of the rolls - בית ספריא beith siphraiya, the house of the books, the king's library. This is the first time we hear of a library.

    Barnes' Notes on Ezra 6:1

    A "house of the rolls" was discovered at Koyunjik, the ancient Nineveh, in 1850 - a set of chambers, i. e., in the palace devoted exclusively to the storing of public documents. These were in baked clay, and covered the floor to the depth of more than a foot. Such a "house" was probably that at Babylon.

    Wesley's Notes on Ezra 6:1

    6:1 A decree - To search the rolls in Babylon, where search was first made; but not finding the edict there, they searched in Achmetha, or Ecbatana, and found it.
    Book: Ezra