Ezra 3:1-3 NLT

1 Now in early autumn, a when the Israelites had settled in their towns, all the people assembled together as one person in Jerusalem.

References for Ezra 3:1

    • k 3:1 - Hebrew <I>in the seventh month.</I> The year is not specific, so it may have been during Cyrus's first year (538 <MS>B.C.</I>) or second year (537 <MS>B.C.</I>). The seventh month of the Hebrew lunar calendar occurred in September/October 538 <MS>B.C.</I> and October/November 537 <MS>B.C.</I>
      2 Then Jeshua son of Jehozadak b with his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel with his family began to rebuild the altar of the God of Israel so they could sacrifice burnt offerings on it, as instructed in the law of Moses, the man of God.

      References for Ezra 3:2

        • l 3:2 - Hebrew <I>Jozadak,</I> a variant name for 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 immediately began to sacrifice burnt offerings on the altar to the LORD. They did this each morning and evening.