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Who built the second Temple?

by Rabbi Yossi Marcus

  

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The Second Beit Hamikdash was built by Jewish returnees from the Persian Exile, led by the prophets Ezra, Nechemiah and Zerubavel and was completed in 349 BCE. In the year 11 BCE, King Herod completed dramatic renovations to the Temple, but the armies of the Roman Empire destroyed it in 69 CE, when the current Exile—the Roman Exile—began.

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Ezra
1. A Hebrew priest and scribe, who, together with Nehemiah, revived Judaism in the 4th century BCE. He was instrumental in the building of the 2nd Temple. 2. One of the 24 books of the Bible, which describes the events of Ezra's lifetime.
Temple
1. Usually a reference to the Holy Temple which was/will be situated in Jerusalem. 1st Temple was built in 825 BCE and was destroyed in 423 BCE. The 2nd Temple was built in 350 BCE and was destroyed in 70 CE. The 3rd Temple will be built by the Messiah. 2. A synagogue.