Cyrus king of Persia brought those out by the hand of Mithredath the treasurer, and counted them out to Sheshbazzar, the governor of Judah. Bible see other translations

“governor.” The Hebrew is nasi (#05387 נָשִׂיא), “one lifted up, chief, prince, captain, leader.” A more literal translation would be “Sheshbazzar, the one lifted up of Judah.” But in this context of the Persian empire, it refers to the position of governor.

Commentary for: Ezra 1:8