Tobit, an Israelite living in Nineveh from the tribe of Naphtali, writing circa 550BC – after both the ten Northern tribes of Israel and Judah were taken into exile.
Tobit 14:4 God’s Word will come true, everything spoken against Nineveh by Nahum the prophet has happened. All of His Word spoken by the prophets of Israel will happen in their due time. Not a Word will fall short. I know, I am convinced that every prophecy will be fulfilled. Our countrymen [all the Israelites] are scattered and in exile out of their good Land. The whole of the Israel territory will be laid waste and for a time the House of God will be in mourning, burnt and destroyed.
Tobit 14:5 Our God will have mercy on them [Judah] again and bring them back to the Land of Israel. They will rebuild the House of God, yet not as it was at first, not until the time of fulfilment comes. Then ALL the Israelites will return from exile and rebuild Jerusalem in splendour, then indeed, the Temple will be built there, as the prophets have foretold.
The Jewish remnant under Nehemiah, built the Second Temple, but not as great as Solomon’s Temple. When the ‘time of fulfilment comes’, then ‘all the Israelites’, that is: every faithful Christian, will build the Third temple in splendour.’ Zechariah 1:16-17 This must happen before the return of Jesus, as 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Let no one deceive you, that Day cannot come until the Adversary enthrones himself in God’s Temple. Daniel 9:27
Tobit 14:6-7 At the time of the end, people will renounce their idols, which led them astray, into error. In true worship of God, they will praise him in righteousness. All the Israelites who survive at that time and are firm in their loyalty to Y’hovah, will be brought together, they will come to Jerusalem to take possession of the Land of Abraham and they will live there, in peace and security, forever. Those who love God in sincerity will rejoice and sinners and wrongdoers will fade away.
‘’People will renounce their idols”- The dramatic event that will cause this change, will be the Lord’s Day of vengeance and wrath, the next prophesied event to take place on earth. It will be a terrible fire judgement, in the form of coronal mass ejection. Isaiah 30:26
“Israelites who survive, will be brought together, to take possession of the Land.’’ This is the Second Exodus, the Lord’s Christian people will gather and live in all that area promised to Abraham. They will build a great Temple and will rebuild and develop all of the new country of Beulah, in wealth and prosperity. Ezekiel 39:25-29, Zechariah 8:12
Haggai 2:6-9 The Lord says: In a little while, I shall shake the heavens and the earth, I shall shake all the nations and their treasure will come here. Mine is the silver and the gold and the splendour of the latter House will surpass that of the former. In this land, I will grant prosperity and peace. Amos 9:13-15
Zechariah 8:9 Take heart, all you who now hear that the temple will be rebuilt as the prophets foretold. Zechariah 6:15
Tobit 14:8-9 My children, I give you this instruction: serve the Lord in truth and do what is pleasing to Him. Teach your children to do what is right and give alms. Be mindful of your God and praise Him in sincerity.
Ref: REB and Apocrypha. Some verses abridged.