Sheshbazzar

(fl. 6th cent BCE)
   Israelite admin-istrator. In 538 BCE he was appointed by Cyrus II, King of Persia, as governor over Judah. He was entrusted with the Temple vessels, which he took from Babylon to Jerusalem, and also laid the foundations for the construction of the Second Temple (Ezra 1:8,11; 5:14-16)

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  • SHESHBAZZAR — (Heb. שֶׁשְבַּצַּר, שֵׁשְׁבַּצַּר), the prince (nasi) of Judah at the beginning of the return to Zion of the Babylonian Exile (538 B.C.E.). According to the Book of Ezra (1:8–11), King Cyrus of Persia delivered the Temple vessels, taken by… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sheshbazzar —    O sun god, defend the lord! (Ezra 1:8, 11), probably another name for Zerubbabel (q.v.), Ezra 2:2; Hag. 1:12, 14; Zech. 4:6, 10 …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • The Return to Zion — ( he. שיבת ציון, Shivat Tzion , or שבי ציון, Shavei Tzion , lit. Zion Returnees ) is a term that refers to the event in which the Jews returned to the Land of Israel from the Babylonian exile following the decree by the Persian King Cyrus, the… …   Wikipedia

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  • EXILE, BABYLONIAN — EXILE, BABYLONIAN, exiles of Judah to Babylonia, sixth–fifth centuries B.C.E. Although Babylonia was not the only destination of former Judahites, it was the Babylonian deportees and their descendants whose perspectives inform the Hebrew Bible.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ezra 1 — 1 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it… …   The King James version of the Bible

  • Ezra 5 — 1 Then the prophets, Haggai the prophet, and Zechariah the son of Iddo, prophesied unto the Jews that were in Judah and Jerusalem in the name of the God of Israel, even unto them. 2 Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son …   The King James version of the Bible

  • TEMPLE — The article is arranged according to the following outline: first temple history structure the ground plan of the temple the detailed plan of the temple general description the porch THE MAIN ROOM (HEKHAL) OR HOLY PLACE …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • ZERUBBABEL — (Heb. זְרֻבָּבֶל; Akk. Zēr Bābili, scion of Babylon ). Usually recorded as the son of Shealtiel (Ezra 3:2, 8; 5:2;   Neh. 12:1; Haggai 1:1, 12, 14; 2:2, 23), he is mentioned once in a genealogical list as the first son of Pedaiah and the nephew… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • History of Palestine — See also: Time periods in the region of Palestine and Timeline of the name Palestine The history of Palestine is the study of the past in the region of Palestine, the region between the southern Mediterranean coastal plains and the Syrian… …   Wikipedia

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