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Gender Masculine
Scripts זְרֻבָּבֶל(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. zeh-ru-BAH-bel(Biblical English)
Other Forms FormsZorobabel (Hellenized, Latinized), Zrubbavel (Modern Hebrew)

Meaning & History

Possibly means "conceived and born in Babylon" from a contraction of either Assyrian-Babylonian Zəru Bābel "seed of Babylon" or Hebrew זְרוּעַ בָּבֶל (Zərua‘ Bāvel) "the one sown of Babylon". In the Old Testament he led the first group of Jews out of captivity in Babylon in the first year of the Persian king Cyrus.
Added 7/1/2008 by Tanukifan
Edited 8/13/2017 by LMS, SeaHorse15 and Mike C