The Book of Ezra Chapter 4, Opposition by The Elamites

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Most of this Chapter will cover the opposition who see this new threat of power which The Jews seem to have as they work on the restoration of The Temple with Cyrus,Xerxes and Artaxerxes. Work comes to a stop until the Second year of reign of Darius, King of Persia.

Names like Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabbl, Rehum, Shimshai, The Elamites, those whom Osnappaar deported to Sumaria are now causing a slow down in Jerusalem with the restoration of The Temple.
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Ezra 4:1-2,

Lets start chapter 4 with a small understanding about who is the opposition. While Judah and Benjamin were in Babylon, The Assyrian King Esarhaddon had moved in some Elamites to Sumaria

Ezra 4:1 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the descendants of the captivity were building the temple of the L-RD G-d of Israel,
2 they came to Zerubbabel and the heads of the fathers' [houses,] and said to them, "Let us build with you, for we seek your G-d as you [do;] and we have sacrificed to Him since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria, who brought us here."

Now those Elamites are causing a work slow down because they can't take part in what Cyrus has started with G-d's hand.
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