5:1, 2 The year Haggai and Zechariah began to prophesy was the same year referred to in 4:24, the second year of Darius (Hag. 1:1; Zech. 1:1). Work on the temple did not resume because of a decree from Darius, but because of the preaching of God’s prophets and the obedient response of God’s people (Hag. 1:14, 15).