Zorobabel

Derivation

  • Hebrew: offspring of Babel

Profile

Son of Salathiel (1 Esdras 3); with Josue, the high-priest, leader of the Jews returning from the Babylonian exile. They set up an altar for burnt-offerings in Jerusalem, kept the Feast of Tabernacles and began to rebuild the Temple. In the beginning of the reign of Darius, Zorobabel was governor of Juda. He was one of the ancestors of Christ (Luke 3).

MLA Citation

  • “Zorobabel”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2018. Web. 19 April 2021. <>