Ezra 3:2

3:2 Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak and his priestly colleagues and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his colleagues started to build the altar of the God of Israel so they could offer burnt offerings on it as required by the law of Moses the man of God.

Ezra 3:12

3:12 Many of the priests, the Levites, and the leaders – older people who had seen with their own eyes the former temple while it was still established – were weeping loudly, and many others raised their voice in a joyous shout.

sn Jozadak (also in 3:8) is a variant spelling of Jehozadak.

tn Heb “his brothers the priests.”

tn Heb “his brothers.”

tn Heb “arose and built.”

tn Heb “written in.” Cf. v. 4.

tn Heb “the heads of the fathers.”

sn The temple had been destroyed some fifty years earlier by the Babylonians in 586 b.c.

tn Heb “with a great voice.”