Rebuilding the Altar

Ezra 3

1 And when the a seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem. 2 Then 1 Jeshua the son of b Jozadak 2 and his brethren the priests, c and Zerubbabel the son of d Shealtiel and his brethren, arose and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is e written in the Law of Moses the man of God. 3 Though fear had come upon them because of the people of those countries, they set the altar on its 3 bases; and they offered f burnt offerings on it to the LORD, both the morning and evening burnt offerings. 4 g They also kept the Feast of Tabernacles, h as it is written, and i offered the daily burnt offerings in the number required by ordinance for each day. 5 Afterwards they offered the j regular burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the appointed feasts of the LORD that were consecrated, and those of everyone who willingly offered a freewill offering to the LORD. 6 From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the LORD, although the foundation of the temple of the LORD had not been laid. 7 They also gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and k food, drink, and oil to the people of Sidon and Tyre to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea, to l Joppa, m according to the permission which they had from Cyrus king of Persia.

  1. Cross References
    Nehemiah 7:73
    So the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers, some of the people, the Nethinim, and all Israel dwelt in their cities. When the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.
    Nehemiah 8:1
    Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded Israel.
    Nehemiah 8:2
    So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month.
  2. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 6:14
    Azariah begot Seraiah, and Seraiah begot Jehoza...
    1 Chronicles 6:15
    Jehozadak went into captivity when the LORD car...
    Ezra 4:3
    But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the h...
    Nehemiah 12:1
    Now these are the priests and the Levites who c...
    Nehemiah 12:8
    Moreover the Levites were Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmi...
    Haggai 1:1
    In the second year of King Darius, in the sixth...
    Haggai 2:2
    Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, g...
  3. Cross References
    Ezra 2:2
    Those who came with Zerubbabel were Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, and Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:
    Ezra 4:2
    They came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the fathers' houses, and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we seek your God as you do; and we have sacrificed to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here.
    Ezra 4:3
    But Zerubbabel and Jeshua and the rest of the heads of the fathers' houses of Israel said to them, "You may do nothing with us to build a house for our God; but we alone will build to the LORD God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.
    Ezra 5:2
    So Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak rose up and began to build the house of God which is in Jerusalem; and the prophets of God were with them, helping them.
  4. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 3:17
    And the sons of Jeconiah were Assir, Shealtiel his son.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:5
    But you shall seek the place where the LORD your God chooses, out of all your tribes, to put His name for His dwelling place; and there you shall go.
    Deuteronomy 12:6
    There you shall take your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes, the heave offerings of your hand, your vowed offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks.
  6. Cross References
    Numbers 28:3
    And you shall say to them, 'This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs in their first year without blemish, day by day, as a regular burnt offering.
  7. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:33 - 43
    Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying.
    Nehemiah 8:14 - 18
    And they found written in the Law, which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths during the feast of the seventh month.
    Zechariah 14:16
    And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
  8. Cross References
    Exodus 23:16
    And the Feast of Harvest, the firstfruits of your labors which you have sown in the field; and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labors from the field.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 29:12
    On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work, and you shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days.
    Numbers 29:13
    You shall present a burnt offering, an offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to the LORD: thirteen young bulls, two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year. They shall be without blemish.
  10. Cross References
    Exodus 29:38
    Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: ...
    Numbers 28:3
    And you shall say to them, 'This is the offerin...
    Numbers 28:11
    At the beginnings of your months you shall pres...
    Numbers 28:19
    And you shall present an offering made by fire ...
    Numbers 28:26
    Also on the day of the firstfruits, when you br...
    Ezra 1:4
    And whoever is left in any place where he dwell...
    Ezra 2:68
    Some of the heads of the fathers' houses, when ...
    Ezra 7:15
    And whereas you are to carry the silver and gol...
    Ezra 7:16
    And whereas all the silver and gold that you ma...
    Ezra 8:28
    And I said to them, "You are holy to the LORD; ...
  11. Cross References
    1 Kings 5:6
    Now therefore, command that they cut down cedars for me from Lebanon; and my servants will be with your servants, and I will pay you wages for your servants according to whatever you say. For you know there is none among us who has skill to cut timber like the Sidonians.
    1 Kings 5:9
    My servants shall bring them down from Lebanon to the sea; I will float them in rafts by sea to the place you indicate to me, and will have them broken apart there; then you can take them away. And you shall fulfill my desire by giving food for my household.
    2 Chronicles 2:10
    And indeed I will give to your servants, the woodsmen who cut timber, twenty thousand kors of ground wheat, twenty thousand kors of barley, twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
    Acts 12:20
    Now Herod had been very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon; but they came to him with one accord, and having made Blastus the king's personal aide their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the king's country.
  12. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 2:16
    And we will cut wood from Lebanon, as much as you need; we will bring it to you in rafts by sea to Joppa, and you will carry it up to Jerusalem.
    Acts 9:36
    At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
  13. Cross References
    Ezra 1:2
    Thus says Cyrus king of Persia: All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah.
    Ezra 6:3
    In the first year of King Cyrus, King Cyrus issued a decree concerning the house of God at Jerusalem: "Let the house be rebuilt, the place where they offered sacrifices; and let the foundations of it be firmly laid, its height sixty cubits and its width sixty cubits.
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