The new king stopped the construction, and I’m stopping by long enough to say how impressed I am that you are doing such a great job.  Keep this up, and you won’t be a rookie for long.  In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret.  The events of the last question and the one I’m about to ask get me shell-shocked with trying to pinpoint dates and names, especially when you throw the book of Nehemiah into the fray.  So, even us vets still have plenty of things we don’t know yet.  That said, Israel had to sit around, doing nothing, while Artaxerxes was in charge, but eventually, a man named Darius became king.  Did he let the Jews resume building, or did he keep them on the benches?

-Get back in the game!-

-Head back to the locker room….-