Ezra 3, Why are the old men weaping?

Question: In Ezra 3 Why are the old men weaping? Is it because they are sad that they built a smaller temple compared to the first temple they saw? Answer: Yes, the old men remembered the size and glory of Solomon's temple, and this one would not measure up. The Lord reveals this through Haggai in Haggai 2:3. Solomon built the temple to be four times bigger than the tabernacle, it is likely that they are using the tabernacle dimensions here in Ezra 3. -PJ