Ezra 3:8

3:8 the second year. 536 b.c.

the second month. This is Ziv (or Iyar, April-May), the same time of year that Solomon began building the original temple (2 Chr. 3:2).

to supervise the work of the house of the Lord. This phrasing is virtually identical to the language used about Solomon’s temple (1 Chr. 23:4).