Zerubbabel – Begotten in Babylon

Zerubbabel was known as Sheshbazzar at the Persian court before Cyrus. – Born at Babylon, commissioned governor of Judea by the Persian king, Cyrus. – Leader of the Israelites returning from seventy years captivity to Jerusalem. – Carried orders from Cyrus to rebuild the temple, but was hindered by local petty Persian intrigue for seventeen years, finally by the aid and power of Darius, finished the Temple.

For the full Biblical account, see: Book of Ezra

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