Cyrus Cylinder. "...I am Cyrus. King of the world. When I entered Babylon...I did not allow anyone to terrorize the land...I kept in view the needs of the people and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being...I put an end to their misfortune. The Great God has delivered all the lands into my hand; the lands that I have made to dwell in a peaceful habitation..." Site of Babylon, archaeologists discover a clay cylinder, inscribed record of capture of Babylon by the Persian king Cyrus…
The Cyrus cylinder, which confirms that Cyrus allowed captives in Babylon to return to their native lands, earning him an honored place in Judaism. Cyrus the Great figures in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) as the patron and deliverer of the Jews. He is mentioned 23 times by name and alluded to several times more.  From these statements it appears that Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, was the monarch under whom the captivity of the Jews ended.
This clay cylinder is inscribed in Babylonian cuneiform with an account by Cyrus, king of Persia (559-530 BC) of his conquest of Babylon in 539 BC and capture of Nabonidus, the last Babylonian king. This cylinder has sometimes been described as the 'first charter of human rights'.
The Cyrus Cylinder. The Cyrus Cylinder is one of the most important and iconic objects in world history. In this text, Cyrus declared religious freedom for his newly conquered people. Clay, Babylon, Mesopotamia, after 539BCE; 7.8-10 x 21.9- 22.8 cm. British Museum, London.
Cyrus Cylinder According to the cuneiform on the Cyrus Cylinder, he was favored by Marduk and the other gods who wanted Nabonidus and Belshazzar dethroned and who assisted him in his quest. He reestablished their religious practices and was a very benevolent and liberal ruler. He was responsible for the return of the Jews to Jerusalem and the rebuilding of their temple.