1. Exposition

What other celebration does this one recall?

Ezra 3:10–13 (ESV)

10 And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD, according to the directions of David king of Israel.

The celebration following the completion of laying the foundation of the temple is similar to the celebration that took place after the construction of the first temple (2 Chronicles 5:11–13).