Jehovah promised a restoration of true worship at the temple in Jerusalem. But after the exiles returned from Babylon, there were numerous obstacles, including a royal decree to halt construction. Many feared that the work would never be completed.
c. 537 B.C.E.
Cyrus decreed that the temple be rebuilt
Altar set up; sacrifices offered
King Artaxerxes stopped construction
Zechariah and Haggai encouraged the people to resume construction