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Redating the Building of the 'Second' Temple

"It is hard see what benefit would have accrued from rebuilding the temple under either Cyrus or Darius while Jerusalem remained unoccupied and in ruins. How would either king have benefited from a pilgrimage site in a destroyed city in an underdeveloped, distant province? A summary of the main arguments made in D. Edelman, The Origins of the ''Second'' Temple: Persian Imperial Policy and the Rebuilding of Yehud (London: Equinox, 2005)."

Author(s):  Edelman, Diana
Format:  Article
Date:  2005
Source:  The Bible and Interpretation
Volume Info:  Nov-05