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Ezra 3:6 NLT

6 Fifteen days before the Festival of Shelters began, the priests had begun to sacrifice burnt offerings to the LORD . This was even before they had started to lay the foundation of the LORD ’s Temple.

References for Ezra 3:6

    • c 3:6 - Hebrew On the first day of the seventh month. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in September or October. The Festival of Shelters began on the fifteenth day of the seventh month.

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      • a 3:1 - Hebrew In the seventh month. The year is not specified, so it may have been during Cyrus’s first year (538 ) or second year (537 ). The seventh month of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of September/October 538 and October/November 537
      • b 3:2 - Hebrew Jozadak, a variant spelling of Jehozadak; also in 3:8 .
      • c 3:6 - Hebrew On the first day of the seventh month. This day in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in September or October. The Festival of Shelters began on the fifteenth day of the seventh month.
      • d 3:7 - Hebrew the sea.
      • e 3:8 - Hebrew in the second month. This month in the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar occurred within the months of April and May 536
      • f 3:9 - Hebrew sons of Judah (i.e., bene Yehudah ). Bene might also be read here as the proper name Binnui; Yehudah is probably another name for Hodaviah. Compare 2:40 ; Neh 7:43 ; 1 Esdras 5:58.