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Sheshbazzar (shĕshˌbăzˈär) [key], in the Bible, exiled Jewish prince, later governor of a reestablished Jewish state centered in Jerusalem, commissioned (538 B.C.) by Cyrus to take back to Jerusalem the confiscated sacred vessels. Unlikely to be identical with Shenazzar, the son of Jehoiachin, exiled king of Judah.

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