Ezra 3:2

2 Then Joshua son of Jozadak and his fellow priests and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his associates began to build the altar of the God of Israel to sacrifice burnt offerings on it, in accordance with what is written in the Law of Moses the man of God.

Read Ezra 3:2 Using Other Translations

Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God.
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.

What does Ezra 3:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezra 3:2

Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak
Who was the high priest, and the proper person to give the lead in the following work:

and his brethren the priests;
the common priests, very fit to join him, and assist him in it:

and Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel;
the prince and governor of Judah, whose presence was necessary to give countenance to the work, and animate to it:

and his brethren;
the princes and heads of the people, particularly those mentioned ( Ezra 2:2 )

and builded the altar of the God of Israel;
the altar of burnt offering, gave orders for the building of it, and directions about it:

to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses
the man of God;
or prophet of God, as the Syriac version; see ( Leviticus 1:1-17 ) .

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