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Ezra 3:8 NLT

8 The construction of the Temple of God began in midspring, during the second year after they arrived in Jerusalem. The work force was made up of everyone who had returned from exile, including Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, Jeshua son of Jehozadak and his fellow priests, and all the Levites. The Levites who were twenty years old or older were put in charge of rebuilding the LORD ’s Temple.

References for Ezra 3:8

    • 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

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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.