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520), of month, Elul, the twenty-fourth or August, up the spirit of Zerubbabel the governor of Judah, and the spirit J osedech, the high-priest, and remnant of the the restoration people,' so that of the temple, permitted to go on with the work undisturbed we do not know. 1t u 1 Ezra iv. 24 i Haggai i. I ~. DATE OF COMPLETION OF THE TEMPLE. C. C. 518. c. 514). C. C. 515-14 that Darius could have ordered the search. C. S 17, when the authority of Darius was in great measure re-established throughout his empire.

During all this period of confusion and civil war, Palestine could not have remained unmoved. It was not, like Egypt and Asia Minor, entirely cut off from the scene of conflict, and governed like a separate kingdom by a semi-independent satrap. The tribute which had been remitted by Gomatcs was, doubtless, not paid again to the imperial treasury until Darius had crushed all his competitors and re-established the central power. The Phcenician cities must have profited by the occasion to act again as independent states, while the Arabs made plundering expeditions without fear of punishment or check, and the governor of Samaria treated his weaker neighbours as he chose, in the absence of any higher authority to which he was accountable.

Viii. 10). It was in the second year of Darius! c. 520), of month, Elul, the twenty-fourth or August, up the spirit of Zerubbabel the governor of Judah, and the spirit J osedech, the high-priest, and remnant of the the restoration people,' so that of the temple, permitted to go on with the work undisturbed we do not know. 1t u 1 Ezra iv. 24 i Haggai i. I ~. DATE OF COMPLETION OF THE TEMPLE. C. C. 518. c. 514). C. C. 515-14 that Darius could have ordered the search. C. S 17, when the authority of Darius was in great measure re-established throughout his empire.

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