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Ezra 4:1 GNT

1 The enemies of the people of Judah and Benjamin heard that those who had returned from exile were rebuilding the Temple of the Lord, the God of Israel.

Study tools for Ezra 4:1

  • 1 4:2 - 4.2 2 K 17.24-41.
  • 2 4:6 - 4.6 Es 1.1.
  • 3 4:24 - 4.24 Hg 1.1; Zec 1.1.
  • a 4:5 - emperor darius: [The account of these events is continued at verse 24. The material in verses 6-23 describes events which took place almost a century later.]
  • b 4:7 - aramaic: [From 4.8 to 6.18 this book is not in Hebrew, but Aramaic, the official language of the Persian Empire.]
  • c 4:7 - The letter . . . read; [or] It was in Aramaic and was written in the Aramaic script.
  • d 4:10 - west-of-euphrates province: [Under Persian rule the land of Judah was part of this large Persian province west of the Euphrates River.]