Then rose up Zerub'babel Hag. 1.12 · Zech. 4.6-9 the son of She-al'ti-el, and Jesh'u-a the son of Joz'adak, and began to build the house of God which is at Jerusalem: and with them were the prophets of God helping them.
¶ At the same time came to them Tat'nai, governor on this side the river, and She'tharboz'nai, and their companions, and said thus unto them, Who hath commanded you to build this house, and to make up this wall?
Be it known unto the king, that we went into the province of Judea, to the house of the great God, which is builded with great stones, and timber is laid in the walls, and this work goeth fast on, and prospereth in their hands.
And thus they returned us answer, saying, We are the servants of the God of heaven and earth, and build the house that was builded these many years ago, which a great king of Israel builded and set up.
But after that our fathers had provoked the God of heaven unto wrath, he gave them into the hand of Nebuchadnez'zar the king of Babylon, the Chalde'an, who destroyed this house, and carried the people away into Babylon. 2 Kgs. 25.8-12 · 2 Chr. 36.17-20 · Jer. 52.12-15
And the vessels also of gold and silver of the house of God, which Nebuchadnez'zar took out of the temple that was in Jerusalem, and brought them into the temple of Babylon, those did Cyrus the king take out of the temple of Babylon, and they were delivered unto one, whose name was Sheshbaz'zar, whom he had made governor;
Now therefore, if it seem 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.