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Ezra 5:17--6:1

Context

5:17 “Now if the king is so inclined, 1  let a search be conducted in the royal archives 2  there in Babylon in order to determine whether King Cyrus did in fact issue orders for this temple of God to be rebuilt in Jerusalem. Then let the king send us a decision concerning this matter.”

Darius Issues a Decree

6:1 So Darius the king issued orders, and they searched in the archives 3  of the treasury which were deposited there in Babylon.

1 tn Aram “if upon the king it is good.”

2 tn Aram “the house of the treasures of the king.”

3 tn Aram “the house of the archives.”



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