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[zaw-rob-uh-buh l, zoh-] /zɔˈrɒb ə bəl, zoʊ-/
noun, Douay Bible. Unabridged
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governor of Judaea under whom the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple at Jerusalem took place. Of Davidic origin, Zerubbabel is thought to have originally been a Babylonian Jew who returned to Jerusalem at the head of a band of Jewish exiles and became governor of Judaea under the Persians. Influenced by the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, he rebuilt the Temple. As a descendant of the House of David, Zerubbabel rekindled Jewish messianic hopes.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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