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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.
Hasrah (Person)
HASRAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥasrā (חַסְרָהָ)]. Var. HARHAS. 1. Grandfather of Shallum, the husband of Huldah the prophetess (2 Chr 34:22 [ chellēs]). Harhas, a variant form of the name, appears in the parallel text of 2 Kgs 22:14.2. A temple servant who was the progenitor of a family which returned from
Heldai (Person)
HELDAI (PERSON) [Heb ḥelday (חֶלְדַּי)]. Var. HELEB; HELED. 1. One of twelve commanders supervising monthly courses of 24,000 men in the armed service of the king (1 Chr 27:1–15), Heldai was in charge of the course of the twelfth month (v 15). A Netophathite, that is, one from the town of Netophah in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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. 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 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
Hasrah (exile)
2. In 1 Esd. 5:31 (AV AZARA, NEB ASARA), the head of a family returning to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel. His name is omitted in the par passages (Ezr. 2:49; Neh. 7:51).
Heldai (exile)
2. One of a company of Jews who brought gifts of gold and silver from Babylon to assist the exiles under Zerubbabel (Zec. 6:10, 14). In v 14 the AV, following the MT, reads Helem (which the LXX translated by hypoménō, “wait for,” apparently understanding Helem [Heb. ḥēlem] to be from ḥîl [as in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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* 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 (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.
Heldai (hel´di).1 David’s captain for the twelfth month of each year (1 Chron. 27:15).2 An Israelite who returned to Jerusalem from the exile in Babylon (Zech. 6:10).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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. 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 (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
Hasrah (Heb. ḥasrâ) (also HARHAS)1. The grandfather of Shallum (2 Chr. 34:22). At 2 Kgs. 22:14 the name appears as Harhas.2. The head of a family who returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel following the Exile (1 Esdr. 5:31; Gk. Asara). The name is omitted in the parallel accounts (Ezra 2:49; Neh.
Heldai (Heb. ḥelday)1. A Netophatite who served in David’s army as one of 12 commanders responsible for the monthly course of 24 thousand men (1 Chr. 27:15). His designation “of Othniel” likely indicates his descent from the deliverer of Judg. 3:7–11. Heldai may be equated with both Heled (1 Chr. 11:30)
Helem (Heb. hēlem) (also HELDAI, HOTHAM)1. A descendant of Asher (1 Chr. 7:35); called Hotham (1) at v. 32.2. One responsible for the crown of the postexilic high priest (Zech. 6:14 MT). Elsewhere the name appears as Heldai (2).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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 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
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
See also
Shealtiel Father
Berechiah Son
Abiud Son
Rhesa Son
Hananiah Son
Meshullam Son
Hashubah Son
Hasadiah Son
Ohel Son
Shelomith Daughter
Jehoiachin Grandfather
Eliakim Grandson
Pedaiah Relative
Pedaiah Uncle
Jeshaiah Grandson
Joanan Grandson
Pelatiah Grandson
Jekamiah Uncle
Zedekiah Uncle
Shenazzar Uncle
Shimei Cousin
Hoshama Uncle
Malchiram Uncle
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