For in ancient times there strode about the earth Tiglath-Pileser, the Assyrian,
and Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon who, like young lions, thought to devour unto themselves
the whole earth.
But when they were old, then came Cyrus of Persia, and like a bull great and powerful,
he made subject unto himself both kingdoms.
Summary: Cyrus of Persia was one of the greatest leaders of antiquity, known for
creating the largest empire the world had ever seen. While Yeshua was teaching at
the house of Demitrius in the city of Hippos, he made reference to several builders
of empire, including: Tiglath-Pileser, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus of Persia, and Alexander
of Macedonia. In response to a Roman who was heckling Yeshua about his position on
slavery, Yeshua mentioned these historical figures to portray the rise and inevitable
fall of empires built by those who enslave and take dominion over others (Y:10:60-80).