So King Darius gave an order to search the records kept in the trea- sury in Babylon.
A scroll was found in Ecbatana, the capital city of Media. This is what was written on it: Note:
King Cyrus gave an order about the Temple of God in Jerusalem in the first year he was king. This was the order: "Let the Temple be rebuilt as a place to present sacrifices. Let its foundations be laid; it should be ninety feet high and ninety feet wide.
It must have three layers of large stones and then one layer of timbers. The costs should be paid from the king's treasury.
The gold and silver utensils from the Temple of God should be put back in their places. Nebuchadnezzar took them from the Temple in Jerusalem and brought them to Babylon, but they are to be put back in the Temple of God in Jerusalem."