Sheshbazzar shĕsh˝băz´är [key], in the Bible, exiled Jewish prince, later governor of a reestablished Jewish state centered in Jerusalem, commissioned (538 BC) by Cyrus to take back to Jerusalem the confiscated sacred vessels. Unlikely to be identical with Shenazzar , the son of Jehoiachin, exiled king of Judah.
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