Ezra 3:1-3 NLT

1 In early autumn, when the Israelites had settled in their towns, all the people assembled in Jerusalem with a unified purpose.

References for Ezra 3:1

    • 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
      2 Then Jeshua son of Jehozadak joined his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel with his family in rebuilding the altar of the God of Israel. They wanted to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, as instructed in the Law of Moses, the man of God.

      References for Ezra 3:2

        • b 3:2 - Hebrew Jozadak, a variant spelling of Jehozadak; also in 3:8 .
          3 Even though the people were afraid of the local residents, they rebuilt the altar at its old site. Then they began to sacrifice burnt offerings on the altar to the LORD each morning and evening.