and to bring silver and gold which the king and his advisers have freely contributed to the God of Israel, who resides in Jerusalem,
For the dedication of this temple of God they offered one hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs, and twelve male goats for the sin of all Israel, according to the number of the tribes of Israel.
Then the prophets Haggai and Zechariah son
I have now issued a decree
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
The elders of the Jews continued building and prospering, while at the same time