Ezra 5:11-12

5:11 They responded to us in the following way: ‘We are servants of the God of heaven and earth. We are rebuilding the temple which was previously built many years ago. A great king of Israel built it and completed it. 5:12 But after our ancestors angered the God of heaven, he delivered them into the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and exiled the people to Babylon.

sn This great king of Israel would, of course, be Solomon.

tn Aram “fathers.”

tn Aram “hand” (singular).

sn A reference to the catastrophic events of 586 b.c.