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Bible Names N-Z: Sheshbazzar


Sheshbazzar in Easton's Bible Dictionary 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.

Sheshbazzar in Fausset's Bible Dictionary Zerubbabel's Persian or Babylonian name (Ezra 1:8; Ezra 1:11; Ezra 5:14; Ezra 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 (Zechariah 4:9) foretold that Zerubbabel should do (compare Ezra 1:11 with Ezra 2:1-2).

Sheshbazzar in Hitchcock's Bible Names joy in tribulation; joy of the vintage

Sheshbazzar in Naves Topical Bible -A name given, apparently, to Zerubbabel Ezr 1:8,11; 5:14,16 -See ZERUBBABEL

Sheshbazzar in Smiths Bible Dictionary (worshipper of fire), the Chaldean or Persian name given to Zerubbabel in Ezr 1:8,11; 6:14,18 [ZERUBBABEL]

Sheshbazzar in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE shesh-baz'-ar (shesh-batstsar or sheshbatstsar): Sheshbazzar is the Hebrew or Aramaic form of the Babylonian Shamash-aba- ucur, or Shamash-bana-ucur: "Oh Shamash, protect the father." It is possible that the full name was Shamash-ban- zeri-Babili-ucur, "Oh Shamash, protect the father (builder) of the seed of Babylon." (See Zerubbabel, and Compare the Babylonian names Ashur-banaucur, Ban-ziri, Nabu-ban-ziri, Shamash-ban-apli, Shamash-apil-ucur, Shamash-ban-achi, and others in Tallquist's Neubabylonisches Namenbuch, and the Aramaic names on numbers 35, 44, 36, and 45 of Clay's Aramaic Dockets.) If this latter was the full name, there would be little doubt that Sheshbazzar may have been the same person as Zerubbabel, since the former is called in Ezr 5:14 the governor of Judah, and the latter is called by the same title in Hag 1:1,14; 2:2,21. It is more probable, however, that Sheshbazzar and Zerubbabel were different persons, and that Sheshbazzar was governor of Judah in the time of Cyrus and Zerubbabel in that of Darius. It is possible that Sheshbazzar came to Jerusalem in the time of Cyrus and laid the foundations, and that Zerubbabel came later in the time of Darius Hystaspis and completed the building of the temple (compare Ezr 2:68; 4:2; Hag 1:14). According to Ezr 1:8 Sheshbazzar was the prince (Hannasi) of Judah into whose hands Cyrus put the vessels of the house of the Lord which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem and had put in the house of his gods. It is further said in 1:11 that Sheshbazzar brought these vessels with them of the captivity which he brought up from Babylon to Jerusalem. In Ezr 5:14 f it is said that these vessels had been delivered by Cyrus unto one whose name was Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor (pechah), and that Sheshbazzar came and laid the foundations of the house of God which was in Jerusalem. See SANABASSAR. R. Dick Wilson

Sheshbazzar Scripture - Ezra 1:11 All the vessels of gold and of silver [were] five thousand and four hundred. All [these] did Sheshbazzar bring up with [them of] the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.

Sheshbazzar Scripture - Ezra 1:8 Even those did Cyrus king of Persia bring forth by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and numbered them unto Sheshbazzar, the prince of Judah.

Sheshbazzar Scripture - Ezra 5:14 And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God, which Nebuchadnezzar took out of the temple that [was] in Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto [one], whose name [was] Sheshbazzar, whom he had made governor;

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