Zerubbabel (Zuh-ruhb´uh-buhl; Heb., “shoot of Babylon”)

A descendant of the Davidic family. Zerubbabel appears with Joshua (Jeshua) the high priest as the recipient of Haggai’s message (Hag 1:1; Hag 2:2) to rebuild the Temple. In (Hag 2:20-23) he is to receive royal status as “servant” and “signet ring,” executive officer of God. In Zechariah, he is named only in (Zech 4:6-10), in the vision of the golden lampstand; he alone is the initiator and completer of the restored Temple, not by human power but by divine “spirit.” (Zech 2:10 and Zech 6:12); (“the Branch,” cf. Jer 23:5) are generally believed to indicate Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel also appears in (Ezra 3:2; Ezra 3:8; Ezra 4:2; Ezra 4:3 Ezra 5:2).

Hag 1:1

The Command to Rebuild the Temple
1In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth month, on the first day of the month, the word of the Lord came by the prophe ... View more

Hag 2:2

2Speak now to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to the remnant of the people, and say,

Hag 2:20-23

God's Promise to Zerubbabel
20The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month:21Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, ... View more

Zech 4:6-10

6He said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the Lord of hosts.7What are you, O great mountai ... View more

Zech 2:10

10Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! For lo, I will come and dwell in your midst, says the Lord.

Zech 6:12

12say to him: Thus says the Lord of hosts: Here is a man whose name is Branch: for he shall branch out in his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord.

Jer 23:5

The Righteous Branch of David
5The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal ... View more

Ezra 3:2

2Then Jeshua son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel with his kin set out to build the altar of the God of Israel, to offer bur ... View more

Ezra 3:8

Foundation Laid for the Temple
8In the second year after their arrival at the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Je ... View more

Ezra 4:2

2they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of families and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we worship your God as you do, and we have been sacrificing ... View more

Ezra 4:3

3But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of families in Israel said to them, “You shall have no part with us in building a house to our God; but we al ... View more

Ezra 5:2

2Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and Jeshua son of Jozadak set out to rebuild the house of God in Jerusalem; and with them were the prophets of God, helping th ... View more

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