Bible Names N-Z : Zerubbabel


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.[1] 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...