1ThenKingDariusissued a decree, and 1search was made in the aarchives , where the treasures were stored in Babylon.
In bEcbatana in the fortress, which is 2in the province of Media, a scroll was found and there was written in it as follows : "Memorandum -
"3In the firstyear of KingCyrus, Cyrus the kingissued a decree : 'Concerning the house of God at Jerusalem, let the ctemple, the placewheresacrifices are offered, be rebuilt and let its foundations be dretained, its height being 60cubits and its width60cubits ;
44with threelayers of hugestones and eone layer of timbers. And let the cost be paid from the froyaltreasury.
5'Also let 5the gold and silverutensils of the house of God, whichNebuchadnezzartook from the temple in Jerusalem and brought to Babylon, be returned and gbrought to their places in the temple in Jerusalem ; and you shall put them in the house of God.'