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Ezra 6:13

Then Tattenai, the governor of the province beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai and their colleagues carried out the decree with all diligence, just as King Darius had sent.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Church and State;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Shethar-Boznai;   Tatnai;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Haggai;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Aram;   Ezra;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Shethar-Boznai;   Temple, the Second;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Persia;   Shethar Boznai;   Tatnai;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ezra, Book of;   Governor;   High Priest;   Judah;   Shethar-Bozenai;   Tattenai;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Darius;   Ezra, Book of;   Nehemiah, Book of;   Sathrabuzanes;   Shethar-Bozenai;   Tattenai;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Dari'us;   Shetharboznai ;   Tatnai ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Pen'tateuch, the,;   Per'sia;   She'thar-Boz'na-I;   Tat'na-I;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jerusalem;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Sathrabuzanes;   Shethar-Bozenai;   Sisinnes;   Tattenai;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

THE TEMPLE WAS FINISHED WITHIN ABOUT FOUR YEARS

"Then Tattenai the governor beyond the River, Shethar-bozenai, and their companions, because that Darius the king had sent, did accordingly with all diligence. And the elders of the Jews builded and prospered, through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they budded and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the decree of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia. And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of Darius the king."

"And Artaxerxes king of Persia" (Ezra 6:14). There was a lapse of 82 years between the end of Darius' reign (486 B.C.) and the beginning of that of Artaxerxes (404 B.C.) (See p. 25, above); and some have wondered just why his name should have been mentioned along with that of Cyrus and Darius. "He was probably included here because he, at a later date, contributed to the beautifying of the temple (Ezra 7:21-28)."[17]

"The third day of the month Adar" (Ezra 6:15). "This was March 12,515 B.C., four and one half years after work had begun in earnest."[18] It will be remembered that it required over seven years in the building of Solomon's temple.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/ezra-6.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions,.... Having received and read the above letter:

according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily; acquainted the Jews with what the king had written; were so far from hindering the work going forward, that they encouraged it; and made disbursements to them out of the king's tribute, and furnished them with everything necessary for sacrifice: and this they did immediately, without delay.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/ezra-6.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Ezra 6:13 Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.

Ver. 13. So they did speedily] This they did, because they durst do no otherwise; their obedience was wrung out of them, as sour juice is out of a crab, or as distilled water is forced out by the heat of the fire. Thus some perform duties, aud yet hate them; part with sins, and yet love them. Show the malefactor the rack, and he will say or do anything. This is to fear God for his lions, as those mongrels did, 2 Kings 17:33-34, timore servili, non amicali, fearing slavery not God, which yet may addere alas, add to their strength, lest they fall under the lash, the correction of the law, for refusing the direction thereof (Beda).

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/ezra-6.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

See how the Lord can change the face of things in a moment. The very men that went forth for the ruin of God's cause are made unwilling instruments for the promotion of his glory. And thus, Reader! depend upon it, will even the malice of Satan be made subservient to the greater glory of Jesus and the joy of all his people. Fear not, little flock.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/ezra-6.html. 1828.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Ezra 6:13. They did it speedily — When they received this order from the king, they applied themselves with as much haste to encourage and assist the work, as their predecessors had used to put a stop to it. Thus the enemies of the Jews were suddenly made their friends.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/ezra-6.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shethar-boznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.

Then Tatnai ... did speedily. A concurrence of favourable events is mentioned as accelerating the restoration of the temple, and infusing a new spirit and energy into the workmen, who now laboured with unabating assiduity until it was brought to a completion. Its foundation was laid in April, 536 BC (Ezra 3:8-10), and it was completed on 21st February, 515 BC, being 21 years after it was begun (Lightfoot). The building having been stopped, was resumed on the 24th day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, and finished on the third day of the twelfth month, in the sixth year of his reign. Four years and a quarter were occupied from the recommencement to the completion of the work.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/ezra-6.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then Tatnai, governor on this side the river, Shetharboznai, and their companions, according to that which Darius the king had sent, so they did speedily.
Tatnai
4:9,23; 5:6
so they did
Esther 6:11; Job 5:12,13; Proverbs 29:26
Reciprocal: Ezra 5:3 - Tatnai;  Ezra 6:12 - speed;  Ezra 6:14 - Cyrus;  Ezra 8:36 - they furthered

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezra 6:13". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezra-6.html.