Home

Cite

Zerubbabel

Zerubbabel zērŭb´əbəl [key] [Heb.,=seed of Babylon], in the Bible, a grandson of King Jehoiachin (exiled in 597 BC) and governor of Jerusalem. He led a company returning from exile in c.520 BC under patronage of the Persian King Darius. Zerubbabel was a contemporary of Haggai and Zechariah, under whose stimulating encouragement he finished the rebuilding of the Temple. He is also known as Zorobabel.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Biblical Proper Names: Biographies

Browse by Subject