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Hebrew: זרובבל
Also Known As: "Zerubavel", "Zerobabel", "Zerobavel", "Zerubabel"
Birthplace: Judea
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Shealtiel - legal heir of Jeconiah thru David's son Nathan and HADAST (Hetbath)
Husband of Esther (Princess) ha-DAVID and RHODAH, Princess of PERSIA
Father of Rhesa and Shelomith
Half brother of Shimei

Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
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About Zerubbabel

This is the Zerubbabel named in the Gospel of Luke. Do not confuse him with Zerubbabel, the Governor of Judah.

Please do NOT, under ANY conditions merge this profile for Zerubbabel, with the other one (Zerubbabel), who was the first Exilarch, and the great-grandson of Jechoniah, the next to last King of Judah.

According to Luke 3:27, THIS Zerubbabel was the 20th generation ancestor of Jesus.

While traditionally these are the same person, there is NO way to reconcile the two very different genealogies. The rest of the lineage of Jesus, as written in Luke, is continued through the other Zerubbabel. This was done because that other lineage makes more historical sense. This lineage here, would make Zerubbabel completely irrelevant to the Throne of King David, unlike the other lineage which makes him a direct immediate heir to this title.

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Zerubbabel's Timeline

Age 1000
BC, of, Judea, Luke 4:24
Age 1082

Zerubbabel leads a group of Jews back to Israel and rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem.