Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Wed Apr 10 08:30:58 EDT 2002
Williamson cites Berger ZAW 83 (1971): 98-100
and Dion ZAW 95 (1983) 111-112 and states that
the name is $a$$u-aba-ucur, "may $ama$ protect
the father ($a$$u=$ama$). Sheshbazzar is not Zerubbabel,
the more interesting question is whether he is
Shenazzar 1 Chr.3:18. That idea keeps popping up.
I wonder how the confusion with Zerubbabel got
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Hutchesson [mailto:mc2499 at mclink.it]
> Sent: Wed, April 10, 2002 7:08 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: Re: Sheshbazzar.
> Ian Goldsmith wrote:
> >Any insight into the meaning, of the name of the
> >enigmatic Sheshbazzar?
> >Gesenius and others seem to make him one and the same
> >as Zurrubabel, but this seems inconsistent with the
> >narrative use of the name.
> Just as an incidental comment, 1 Enoch's Animal
> which is a crypto-history of the Jews and represents the
> Jews as sheep, says, regarding the return,
> "behold three of
> those sheep turned back and came and entered and began to
> build up all that had fallen down of that house" 89:72.
> It would seem to me that the three were
> Zerubbabel, Jeshua
> and Sheshbazzar.
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