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Haggai 1 : 1

A Call to Rebuild the Temple
 1  On August 29 [1]  of the second year of King Darius's reign, the LORD gave a message through the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Jeshua [1]  son of Jehozadak, the high priest.
<<  1:1a Hebrew On the first day of the sixth month, of the ancient Hebrew lunar calendar. A number of dates in Haggai can be cross-checked with dates in surviving Persian records and related accurately to our modern calendar. This event occurred on August 29, 520 <%=ftSC%>B.C. 1:1b Hebrew Joshua, a variant spelling of Jeshua; also in 1:12, 14.