Then sent the king an answer unto
Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest
of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and unto the rest
beyond the river, Peace, and at such a time.
The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.
And I commanded, and search hath been made,
and it is found that this city of old time hath made insurrection
against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made
There have been mighty kings also
over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all countries beyond the
river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.
Give ye now commandment to cause these men to cease,
and that this city be not builded, until another commandment shall
be given from me.
We do not have a Chaplain
at the present moment but are looking
for such a person as can shed more light on such matters..