The Temple Finished and Dedicated

Ezra 6

13 Then Tattenai, governor of the region beyond the River, ShetharBoz'nai, and their companions diligently did according to what King Darius had sent. 14 k So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the 1 command of l Cyrus, m Darius, and n Artaxerxes king of Persia. 15 Now the temple was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius.

16 Then the children of Israel, the priests and the Levites and the rest of the descendants of the captivity, celebrated o the dedication of this 2 house of God with joy. 17 And they p offered sacrifices at the dedication of this house of God, one hundred bulls, two hundred rams, four hundred lambs, and as a sin offering for all Israel twelve male goats, according to the number of the tribes of Israel. 18 They assigned the priests to their q divisions and the Levites to their r divisions, over the service of God in Jerusalem, s as it is written in the Book of Moses.

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