Bible: Ezra 3:1-7
The Altar is Rebuilt
3:1 When the seventh month arrived and the Israelites 1 were living 2 in their 3 towns, the people assembled 4 in 5 Jerusalem. 6 3:2 Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak 7 and his priestly colleagues 8 and Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and his colleagues 9 started to build 10 the altar of the God of Israel so they could offer burnt offerings on it as required by 11 the law of Moses the man of God. 3:3 They established the altar on its foundations, even though they were in terror of the local peoples, 12 and they offered burnt offerings on it to the
Preparations for Rebuilding the Temple
3:7 So they provided money 17 for the masons and carpenters, and food, beverages, and olive oil for the people of Sidon 18 and Tyre, 19 so that they would bring cedar timber from Lebanon to the seaport 20 at Joppa, in accord with the edict of King Cyrus of Persia.