Ezra 6:14

Overview - Ezra 6
Darius, finding the decree of Cyrus, makes a new decree for the advancement of the building.
13 By the help of Tatnai and Shethar-boznai, according to the decree, the temple is finished.
16 The feast of the dedication is kept;
19 and the passover.
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Ezra 6:14  (King James Version)
And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
 


And the elders
3:8 4:3

through
Ezra 5:1 Ezra 5:2 Haggai 1:12-14 ; 2:2-15 Zechariah 2:1-4:14 ; 6:1-15

finished it
Zechariah 4:9

according
Isaiah 44:28 ; Haggai 1:8

commandment
Chal. decree. Cyrus.
13 ; 1:1-4 4:24 5:13

Artaxerxes
This was Artaxerxes, the third son and successor of Xerxes, surnamed [Makrocheir,] or Longimanus, or in Persian, {Ardsheer deeraz dest,} "Ardsheer the long-handed;" so called, according to the Greeks, from the extra-ordinary length of his hands, but according to the Easterners, from the extent of his dominions
He ascended the Persian throne, A.M. 3540, B.C. 464, and reigned forty-one years. He is said to have been the
most handsome person of his age, and to have been a prince of a very mild and generous disposition. 7:1
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