|Overview - Ezra 3|
|1||The altar is set up.|
|7||Workmen employed in preparing materials.|
|8||The foundations of the temple are laid in great joy and mourning.|
Ezra 3:2 (King James Version)
Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
- Haggai 1:1 Haggai 1:12 Haggai 1:14 ; 2:2-4 Zechariah 3:1 Zechariah 3:8 ; 6:11
- Joshua the son of Josedech
- 2:2 1 Chronicles 3:17 1 Chronicles 3:19 ; Haggai 2:21 Haggai 2:23 ; Zechariah 4:6-10 ; Matthew 1:12 Matthew 1:13 ; Luke 3:27
- Zorobabel, Salathiel
- as it is written.
- Exodus 20:24 Exodus 20:25 ; Numbers 28:3-31 ; Deuteronomy 12:5-7 ; 2 Chronicles 6:6 ; Psalms 78:68
- Bp. Patrick observes, that before the temple was built, there seems to have been a tabernacle pitched for Divine service, as was in David's time, not on mount Moriah, but mount Sion, to be used while the temple was building. Let us learn hence to begin with God, and to do what we can in the worship of God, when we cannot do what we would. They could not immediately have a temple, but they would not be without an altar. Wherever a Christian goes, if he carry not with him the sacrifices of prayer and praise, he is wanting in his duty; for he has an altar ever ready that sanctifies both the gift and the giver.