Ezra 5:17

Now therefore, if it seems good to the king, let there be search made in the king's treasure house, which is there at Babylon, whether it be so, that a decree was made of Cyrus the king to build this house of God at Jerusalem, and let the king send his pleasure to us concerning this matter.
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AD 735
This letter that Tattenai writes to Darius is very different from the one Rehum and Shimsahi wrote to Artaxerxes. That letter was filled with accusation of the people of Jerusalem, this one with praise not only of the people but also of almighty God. Indeed, it begins as follows: “To Darius the king, all peace: Let it be known to the king that we went to the province of Judah, to the house of the great God, which is built with unfinished stone, and the timbers are being laid in the walls; and the work is being carried on with diligence and is making rapid progress in their hands. So we questioned those elders and spoke to them as follows, ‘Who gave you the authority to build this house?’ and so on. In these words we should also note in what sense it is said that God’s house was built from ‘unfinished stone,’ when it is evident that such a great work could only have been built from finished stones. Yet by ‘unfinished stone’ we should understand new stone, which they themselves discovere...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Library. Septuagint, "treasury-house. "Arabic, "for the archives. "It is called "the house of books "chap. vi. 1. (Calmet)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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