Artaxerxes stops the rebuilding of Jerusalem
Artaxerxes ordered the rebuilding of Jerusalem to be stopped.
Key passages
Ezr 4:17–23

The king sent a reply: “To Rehum the royal officer, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their associates who live in Samaria and the rest of the province Beyond the River, greetings. And now the letter that you sent to us has been translated and read before me. And I issued a decree, and …