The Book Of Haggai | Zerubbabel - A Biographical Sketch
When Judah was taken into captivity, the time of the Gentiles was in full effect. Judah's subsequent return to Jerusalem seventy years later was accomplished under the guidance and direction of the Gentile king of Persia, Cyrus. From this point forward Israel would be dominated by Gentile powers, until the return of Jesus Christ at his second coming.
Cyrus appointed Zerubbabel, as governor over Judah, but Israel would remain many days without a king. A brief look through the Old Testament at the word “governor” will reveal its typical use refers to Gentile powers appointing someone as head over a region or a people. The point here is that Israel will not be establishing a new king, they are subject to the Gentiles until the Lord himself comes to set this matter straight.
Missionary Thomas Irvin
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