When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,1 the people assembled2 as one man in Jerusalem.
Then Jeshua3 son of Jozadak4 and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel5 and his associates began to build the altar of the God of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses6 the man of God.
Despite their fear7 of the peoples around them, they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the LORD, both the morning and evening sacrifices.8
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