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Ezra 6:13-15

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The Temple Is Finally Dedicated

6:13 Then Tattenai governor of Trans-Euphrates, Shethar-Bozenai, and their colleagues acted accordingly – with precision, just as Darius the king had given instructions. 1  6:14 The elders of the Jews continued building and prospering, while at the same time 2  Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo continued prophesying. They built and brought it to completion by the command of the God of Israel and by the command of Cyrus and Darius and Artaxerxes king of Persia. 6:15 They finished this temple on the third day of the month Adar, which is the sixth 3  year of the reign of King Darius.

1 tn Aram “sent.”

2 tn Aram “in” or “by,” in the sense of accompaniment.

3 sn The sixth year of the reign of Darius would be ca. 516 B.C.



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