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Zerubbabel, Apocalypse of
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The pseudepigraphic Hebrew Apocalypse of Zerubbabel (Apocalypticism: III, 2), probably written in Palestine in the early 7th century ce, reflects the messianic hopes (Messiah: III, 1) of the Palestinian Jews, who – threatened by the anti-Jewish laws of the Byzantine rulers – set their hopes on a Persian conquest during the Persian-Byzantine wars between 604 and 630 ce. Embedded in a framework that recounts the revelation of messianic redemption by Metatron/Michael to Zerubbabel, the last ruler of the Davidic line and builder of the seco…

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Wandrey, Irina, “Zerubbabel, Apocalypse of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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