Who preceded Achashveirosh as king?

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Who preceded Achashveirosh as king?[1]

Achashveirosh was preceded by Koresh [and Daryaveish]. Achashveirosh took the throne towards the end of the Jew’s 70-year exile in Bavel. [Belshazzar, the son[2], or grandson[3], of Nebuchadnezzar, who ruled Bavel, was assassinated by Daryaveish.[4] That night Daryaveish became king of Media and he gave over the kingship of Persia to Koreish.[5] Others write that Koreish reigned after the death of Daryaveish.[6]]


[1] Rashi ibid; Even Ezra ibid

[2] Yalkut Shimoni 1049; Daniel 5:2 and 11 and 18; Rashi Daniel 2:1; 5:1; 9:27

[3] Metzudos David Daniel 5:1; Even Ezra Daniel 2:39 in name of Rasag

[4] Yalkut Shimoni 1049; Rashi Ezra 1:1

[5] Yalkut Shimoni 1049; Rashi Daniel 6:1

[6] Rashi Ezra 1:1

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