Then said we unto them after this manner, These are the names of the men that make this building.
Read Chapter 5
And they bribed counsellors against them, to frustrate their plan throughout the days of Cyrus king of Persians, and until the reign of Darius king of the Persians. The distinction of the words should be noted because he says that they bribed counsellors for a certain price to go against the temple builders so that their plan would be frustrated. However, he does not say that their plan had actually been frustrated or that they ceased from their work until the letter of accusation was written to Artaxerxes, at whose command, as Scripture reports, they prevented them by force. For there it is written: Then the work of the house of God in Jerusalem ceased, and it remained suspended down to the second year of the reign of Darius king of the Persians. Consequently, it can be inferred that during the whole of Cyrus's reign, when the work was begun, they were pressing on with that work although more slowly than was just, but when he died they were not merely impeded by wicked plans but were ...
In. Septuagint, "Then I (or they; eipon. The Syriac and Arabic declare for the latter) said thus to them: What "
We gave. Chaldean, "what are the names? "(Haydock)
It seems Thathanai asked this question, ver. 10. The Jews might give in the names of Zorobabel, Josue, Aggeus (Calmet)