Rabbis > Commentaries in Persia
Perush Yeshaʻayah: 147-148
This book of Isaiah includes a Judeo-Arabic and a Judeo-Persian translation. The Persian Jews had a particular connection to the book of Isaiah, because of its mention of the Persian king Cyrus, who was thought to be the biological son of Esther, the Jewish queen in the Purim story. Many other Judeo-Persian works describe and glorify King Cyrus, who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem and to build the second Temple after the Babylonian exile.