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5:8 province of Judah. Judea was a province in the Persian Empire, not an independent political state.
prospers in their hands. It prospered due to the care of God (v. 5), the preaching of the prophets (vv. 1, 2), and the leadership of Zerubbabel and Jeshua (v. 2).