Shetharbozenai

Shetharbozenai (Shee´thahr-boz´uh-ni)

A Persian provincial official who, along with the provincial governor Tattenai, challenged Zerubbabel’s right to rebuild the Temple (mid-sixth century BCE). He sent an official protest to the Persian king Darius. After a search of the archives in Ecbatana, a copy of the decree of Cyrus allowing the Jews to return and rebuild the Temple was found, and Darius ordered Shetharbozenai and Tattenai not only to cease harassing the Jews, but also to lend financial assistance from the provincial treasury (Ezra 5:3; Ezra 5:6; Ezra 6:6; Ezra 6:13).

Ezra 5:3

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Ezra 5:6

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Ezra 6:6

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Ezra 6:13

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