The LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD
In 538 bc, Cyrus king of Persia, issued a decree allowing the Jews to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple.
After 70 years of Babylonian captivity, Haggai the prophet and Zerubbabel led about 50,000 Jews home
to begin the work. About two years later they