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Letter concerning Zerubbabel
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zerubbabel, Son of Shealtiel
Zerubbabel, Son of Shealtiel (זְרֻבָּבֶל‎, zerubbavel; Ζοροβαβέλ, Zorobabel). Governor of Judah following the Babylonian exile; rebuilt the temple in Jerusalem (ca. 516 bc; Zech 4:6–10). Zerubbabel is identified as a descendant of David (Hag 1:1), grandson of King Jehoiachin, and listed in Matthew and
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zerubbabel (Person)
ZERUBBABEL (PERSON) [Heb zĕrubbābel (זְרֻבָּבֶל)]. A Babylonian Jew who journeyed to Palestine after the Exile (Ezra 2:2) and served as governor of Judah under Darius I (522–486 b.c.). His name is probably derived from Akk zēr-bābili, “seed of Babylon.”A. AncestryZerubbabel was of the line of David.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zerubbabel
Zerubbabel. Babylonian-born Jew who returned to Palestine in 538 bc. to serve as governor of Jerusalem under Persian suzerainty. The name presumably means “seed [offspring] of Babylon,” referring to someone born in Babylon.The exact identity of Zerubbabel’s biological father is uncertain. All biblical
Zorobabel
Zorobabel. kjv form of Zerubbabel, Jerusalem’s governor after the exile, in Matthew 1:12, 13 and Luke 3:27.See Zerubbabel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zerubbabel
Zerubbabel zə-rubʹə-bəl [Heb. zerubbāḇel; Akk. zērbābili—‘seed (descendant) of Babylon’ (cf. J. J. Stamm, Die akkadische Namengebung [1939], pp. 40ff, 269f; CAD, XXI, 95); Gk. Zorobabel]; AV Apoc. and NT ZOROBABEL. Descendant of David and grandson of Jehoiachin; governor of postexilic Judah during
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zerubbabel
ZERUBBABEL Babylonian-born Jew who returned to Palestine in 538 bc to serve as governor of Jerusalem under Persian rule. The name presumably means “seed [offspring] of Babylon,” referring to someone born in Babylon.The exact identity of Zerubbabel’s biological father is uncertain. All biblical references
Zorobabel
ZOROBABEL* kjv form of Zerubbabel, Jerusalem’s governor after the exile, in Matthew 1:12–13 and Luke 3:27. See Zerubbabel.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zerubbabel
Zerubbabel (zuh-ruhb´uh-buhl; Heb., “shoot of Babylon”), a postexilic figure with whom messianic prophecies came to be associated. He was a descendant of the Davidic family, though the genealogies differ as to whether his father was Shealtiel, the eldest son of Jehoiachin (Hag. 1:1; Ezra 3:2; cf. Matt.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zerubbabel
ZERUBBABEL. prince of Judah, a grandson of the captive king Jehoiachin. Under Zerubbabel and Jeshua, the high priest, the Jews returned from Babylon (Ezr 2:2; Neh 7:6–7; 12:1). Zerubbabel was appointed governor of Jerusalem.Cyrus’ decree in 538 b.c. permitted the Jews to return to Jerusalem. With great
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zerubbabel
ZERUBBABEL. The exact meaning of the name is uncertain; perhaps it is from Akkad. zeru-Babili, ‘seed of Babylon’. He was the son of Shealtiel, or Salathiel, and thus grandson of King Jehoiachin (Ezr. 3:2; Hg. 1:1; Mt. 1:12). In 1 Ch. 3:19 the Heb., though not lxx, makes him the son of Pedaiah, Shealtiel’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zerubbabel
Zerubbabel (Heb. zĕrubbāḇel)The somewhat enigmatic postexilic figure with whom messianic language is associated in the books of Zechariah and Haggai. Identified frequently as “son of Shealtiel” (Ezra, Haggai), Zerubbabel was clearly a co-leader of the second major group of exiles with the priest
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zerubbabel
Zerubbabel [zə rŭbˊə bəl] (Heb. zerubbāḇel; Akk. zēr-bābili “offspring of Babylon”; Gk. Zorobabel). The grandson of King Jehoiachin (Jeconiah) of Judah, governor of Judah after the return from exile, and an ancestor of Jesus through the Davidic line (Matt. 1:12–13; Luke 3:27; KJV “Zorobabel”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zerubbabel
ZERUBBABEL The son of Shealtiel and the grandson of King Jehoiachin (Ezra 3:2; Hag 1:1; Matt 1:12); according to 1 Chr 3:19, he was the son of Pedaiah. The two different fathers may indicate that a levirate marriage took place (see Marriage). Zerubbabel returned to Palestine after the Exile (Ezra 2:2)
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zerubbabel
Zerub´babel (born at Babel, i.e., Babylon), the head of the tribe of Judah at the time of the return from the Babylonish captivity in the first year of Cyrus. The history of Zerubbabel in the Scriptures is as follows: In the first year of Cyrus he was living at Babylon, and was the recognized prince
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