Once a man puts a gap in the 70 weeks in Daniel 9, he feels justified to put gaps anywhere else.
King of Persia from to B. The sources for the history of Darius are his own trilingual inscription at Behistun, the Babylonian contract tablets, and the accounts which the Greeks from Herodotus onward have given.
Herodotus is corrected repeatedly by Ctesias. His son Darius, however, undertook to win back the scepter from the Magian Gaumata, who had assumed the title of king and had married Cyrus' daughter.
Darius and six intimate companions of noble blood, relying on the protection of Ahuramazda, attacked the usurper on the 10th of Tishri Oct. In Persia itself Darius was confronted by a new pretender, a second pseudo-Smerdis. In addition, the subject nations throughout the East for instance, the Elamites, Medians, Parthians, Hyrkauians tried to win back their independence, and placed at their head men who claimed descent from the royal family.
Darius besieged Babylon and sent capable generals against the other usurpers. But in the spring Babylon rebelled again under the Armenian Arakha, who also pretended to be Nebuchadnezzar, son of Nabonid.
Ezra the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius The temple was completed BC The temple was completed in Adar (February–March) of —21 years after the work started in , and 4 1/2 years after Haggai began his prophesying. This was 70 1/2 years after the temple had been destroyed on August 12, Hebrews Main Page. The Accession of Solomon. Judas Maccabaeus. The Final Dispersion. Great Jewish Revolt One. Great Jewish Revolt Two. In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying.
There are many records dated in Darius' reign. At the beginning of Babylon was retaken by Vidafra; and by the summer of Darius had authority over the whole of the empire. These events directly concerned the Jews, who thought they presaged the great crisis, the self-annihilation of the heathen kingdom, which, according to Ezekiel, was to precede the Messianic era.
But the Jews entertained no idea of rebelling: Nevertheless, they looked upon Zerubbabel, of the house of David, who, as the Persian governor, was the head of the little province of Judea, as the coming Messiah. It was fit then that they should make preparations, since God Himself was evidently preparing.
Consequently, on the first day of the sixth month, in the second year of the reign of Darius, the prophet Haggai announced to Zerubbabel that the time was ripe, and the high priest Joshua began the rebuilding of the Temple.
On the 24th of the ninth month Dec. The prophet Zechariah supported Haggai and encouraged the people, even when news came of the continuous victories of the Persians.
As late as the 24th of the eleventh month Jan. The hopes in the Messianic era were vain, for soon the Persian rule was more firmly established than ever.
The activity of the Jews and the building of the Temple naturally excited his suspicion. When the elders referred to Cyrus, who had ordered the Temple built, he dared not interfere, but reported the matter to Darius, who judged the affair correctly and without prejudice.
He knew he need never fear a rebellion of the Jews, and that it would be of advantage to the kingdom to further their religiousinterests. The cost of building the Temple was paid out of the tribute-tax of Syria.
He commanded the Jews to offer in the Temple a daily sacrifice for the welfare of the kingdom and for his sons.Yehud Medinata (Aramaic for "the province of Judah"), or simply Yehud, was an autonomous province of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, roughly equivalent to the older kingdom of Judah but covering a smaller area, within the satrapy of schwenkreis.com area of Yehud Medinata corresponded to the previous Babylonian province of Yehud, which was formed after the fall of the kingdom of Judah to the Neo.
In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying. Ezra the third day of the month Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of King Darius The temple was completed BC The temple was completed in Adar (February–March) of —21 years after the work started in , and 4 1/2 years after Haggai began his prophesying.
This was 70 1/2 years after the temple had been destroyed on August 12, Dec 13 reading Joel Introduction to JOEL, Dictionary and Books * Introduction to Joel, Today's Bible "'Even now,' declares the LORD, 'return to me with all your .
Ezra - And the elders of the Jews builded, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo.
And they builded, and finished [it], according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
Despite these obstacles, Jewish/Persian entrepreneurs penetrated the massive Chinese market and tapped its resources from the fifth century B.C.E. forward.