Ezra 4:24

Overview - Ezra 4
The adversaries, being not accepted in the building of the temple with the Jews, endeavour to hinder it.
Their letter to Artaxerxes.
17 The answer and decree of Artaxerxes.
23 The building is hindered.
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Ezra 4:24  (King James Version)
Then ceased the work of the house of God which is at Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.

Nehemiah 6:3 Nehemiah 6:9 ; Job 20:5 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:18

This was Darius Hystaspes, one of the seven princes who slew the usurper Smerdis: he ascended the throne of Persia, A
M. 3483, B.C. 521, and reigned 36 years.
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