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About Zerubbabel

Dore Rebuilding of the TempleThe Name Zerubbabel

The name Zerubbabel is of Biblical origin, and is believed to mean “seed of Babylon”, or roughly “born in Babylon”.  In Hebrew the name is זְרֻבָּבֶל; common variants on the name include Zorobabel (in Latin and in many New Testament translations), Zorovavel, or Ζοροβαβέλ (in Greek).1  It also happens to be my name, hence my interest in it!  Pronunciations of the name vary, but I prefer zuh-ROO-buh-bell ([zəˈru bʌˌbɛl] in IPA).

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, “Zerubbabel.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 16 Jul. 2013. Web. 11 Aug. 2013.