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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

1:8 Even those. The prophet Jeremiah had promised that, not only would the Jews return after their captivity, but also the temple vessels taken by Nebuchadnezzar would be returned (Jeremiah 27:22).

1:8 Sheshbazzar. It is commonly believed that Sheshbazzar is the Chaldean name for Zerubbabel, since both are called “governor” of the returning exiles (Ezra 5:14; 2:2; Haggai 1:1). It is possible, however, that Zerubbabel succeeded Sheshbazzar as governor.

1:8 prince. The term “prince” does not have to imply royalty, but only “principal.” However, Zerubbabel was actually a grandson of king Jehoiachin (I Chronicles 3:17-19).

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