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Rebuilding the Altar...
Now when the seventh month came, and the children of Yisra`el were in the cities, the people gathered as one man to Yerushalayim.
And Yeshua son of Yotsadaq and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel son of She'alti'el and his brothers, arose and built the altar of the Elohim of Yisra'el, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Torah of Mosheh, the man of Elohim.
So they set the altar on its stands, being afraid of the peoples of the lands. And they offered burnt offerings on it to YHWH, both the morning and evening burnt offerings.
And they performed the Festival of Booths, as it is written, and the daily burnt offerings by number, according to the right-ruling for each day,
and afterward the continual burnt offering, and those for New Moons and for all the appointed times of YHWH that were set-apart, also for everyone who volunteered a voluntary offering to YHWH.
From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to YHWH. But the foundation of the Hekal of YHWH had not been laid.
Rebuilding the Temple...
And they gave silver to the stonemasons and the carpenters, and food, and drink, and oil to the people of Tsidon and Tsor to bring cedar logs from Lebanon to the sea at Yapho, according to the permission which they had from Koresh sovereign of Persia.
And in the second month of the second year of their coming to the House of Elohim, to Yerushalayim, Zerubbabel son of She'alti'el, and Yeshua son of Yotsadaq, and the rest of their brothers the priests and the Lewites, and all those who had come out of the captivity to Yerushalayim, began, and they appointed the Lewites from twenty years old and above to oversee the work of the House of YHWH.
And Yeshua stood up, his sons and his brothers, Qadmi'el with his sons, the sons of Yehudah together, to oversee those working on the House of Elohim: the sons of Henadad with their sons and their brothers the Lewites.
And when the builders laid the foundation of the Hekal of YHWH, they appointed the priests in their robes, with trumpets, and the Lewites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise YHWH, after the order of Dawid sovereign of Yisra'el.
And they responded by praising and giving thanks to YHWH, 'For He is good, for His kindness towards Yisra'el is forever.' And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised YHWH, because the foundation of the House of YHWH was laid.
And many of the priests and Lewites and heads of the fathers' houses, the old men who had seen the first House, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this House was laid before their eyes, and many shouted aloud for joy,
and the people could not distinguish the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.