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Ezra 3:2

3:2 Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak 1  and his priestly colleagues 2  and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his colleagues 3  started to build 4  the altar of the God of Israel so they could offer burnt offerings on it as required by 5  the law of Moses the man of God.

Ezra 3:8

3:8 In the second year after they had come to the temple of God in Jerusalem, 6  in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak initiated the work, 7  along with the rest of their associates, 8  the priests and the Levites, and all those who were coming to Jerusalem from the exile. They appointed 9  the Levites who were at least twenty years old 10  to take charge of the work on the Lord’s temple.

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

2 tn Heb “his brothers the priests.”

3 tn Heb “his brothers.”

4 tn Heb “arose and built.”

5 tn Heb “written in.” Cf. v. 4.

6 map For location see Map5 B1; Map6 F3; Map7 E2; Map8 F2; Map10 B3; JP1 F4; JP2 F4; JP3 F4; JP4 F4.

7 tn Heb “began”; the phrase “the work” is supplied in the translation for the sake of clarity.

8 tn Heb “their brothers.”

9 tn Heb “stood.”

10 tn Heb “from twenty years and upward.”

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