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Zerubbabel in Wikipedia
Zerubbabel (Hebrew: זְרֻבָּבֶל, Modern Zrubbavel Tiberian
ZərubbāḇÚl; Greek: Ζοροβαβελ, Zorobabel; Latin: Zorobabel) was
a governor of the Persian Province of Judah (Haggai 1:1 ) and
the grandson of Jehoiachin, penultimate king of Judah.
Zerubbabel led the first band of Jews, numbering 42,360, who
returned from the Babylonian Captivity in the first year of
Cyrus, King of Persia (Ezra)(538 BC). Zerubbabel also laid the
foundation of the Second Temple in Jerusalem the next year.
Muslim historian Ya'qubi attributed the recovery of the Torah
and the Books of the Prophets to him instead of Ezra. The
Seder Olam Zutta lists him as the Exilarch in Babylon to
succeed Shealtiel. The texts are conflicting as to whether
Zerubbabel was the son of Shealtiel or his nephew. His son
Meshullam succeeded him as Exilarch, and was followed by
another son Hananiah. His other sons were Hashubah, Ohel,
Berechiah, Hasadiah and Jushab-hesed (1 Chronicles 3:20 ). He
also had a daughter called Shelomith (1 Chronicles 3:19 ).
Little else is known about him...