Hystaspes


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Hystaspes

(hĭstăs`pēz) or

Hystaspis

(hĭstăs`pĭs), Old Persian Vishtaspa, fl. 6th cent. B.C., ruler of ancient Persia, father of Darius IDarius I
(Darius the Great) , d. 486 B.C., king of ancient Persia (521–486 B.C.), called also Dariavaush and Darius Hystaspis (after his father, Hystaspes or Vishtaspa).
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. Under him Darius was governor of Parthia. The legendary patron of Zoroaster is also called Hystaspes or Vishtaspa; he may or may not be the same as Darius' father.
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It was carried on by Darius, the son of Hystaspes, and probably finished by Ptolemy II.
In "Death of the Wicked King" (1996/97), he argues that with 2 Baruch, the oracles of Hystaspes preserved in Lactantius' Divinae Institutiones and the Qumran literature (Pesher Isaiah [4Q161], War Rule [4Q285], 1QM) "we are dealing with a single apocalyptic tradition involving the death of the wicked king" (p.
The Great King Khshayarsha, King of Kings, King of Lands, Son of Darius, Grandson of Hystaspes, was a haunted man.
114) This suspicion could be partly justified by the fact that the Theosophia actually does at times report some blatantly bogus oracles, such as the monophysite Christological confession of faith placed in the mouth of the Delphic Apollo, (115) Apollo's response to the Athenians on the Church of the Theotokos, (116) the Sibylline oracles on the coming of the Lord and the end of the world, (117) and the prophecy of Zoroaster to Hystaspes on the Incarnation of the Messiah.