Perhaps when they realized that Jeehoober wasn't really helping at Warwick and they had to call in "worldlings", shit got real expensive, real fast!!!?
Can you imagine being a volunteer? Supposedly, you are building the new HQ of the one true religion, in all of human history; the very epicenter of the New World. It's the equivalent of the New Temple!
Now, imagine an ancient Israelite workforce, believing Jeehibbity-hop was blessing the construction of the Temple. They have to call in pagan laborers, paying them from Jeehobo's treasury, just to get the Temple finished! WTH???!?!
The prophets would have searched out the secret sinners, those responsible for Jerkhoober withdrawing his blessing!! Hey, GB! What have you been sweeping under the rug???