Fausset's Bible Dictionary


Zerubbabel's Persian or Babylonian name (Ezr_1:8; Ezr_1:11; Ezr_5:14; Ezr_5:16). (See ZERUBBABEL.) "Prince" (ha-nasi, the Jewish term for head of the tribe) and "governor" (pechah, the Persian Cyrus appointing him) of Judah. "Sheshbazzar laid the foundation of the house of God in Jerusalem" as Zechariah (Zec_4:9) foretold that Zerubbabel should do (compare Ezr_1:11 with Ezr_2:1-2).

Taken from: Fausset's Bible Dictionary by Andrew Robert Fausset (1821-1910)