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Old Testament: The Babylonian Captivity
Details and Events about the Babylonian Captivity of the Jews in the Bible.

Babylonians Take Daniel Captive The young brilliant king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, marched on Judah during Jehoiakim`s reign, and took thousands of Hebrews back to Babylon including Daniel, who became one of the greatest prophets.

Jerusalem Destroyed By Babylonians When Nebuchadnezzar heard of Zedekiah`s rebellion he came back to Jerusalem for the last time, in 586 BC, reduced Jerusalem to rubble and sent the Temple up in flames. Zedekiah was forced to witness the slaughter of his sons, then his eyes were put out, and he himself was carried off to Babylon. The Kingdom was over and the "times of the gentiles" had begun.

Nebuchadezzar And The Babylonian Captivity Around 605 BC. Nineveh and Assyria had fallen. It was just Egypt and Babylon who were seeking world supremacy. The young brilliant new king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, went out and defeated the Egyptians at Carchemish. He marched on to Judah, during Jehoiakim`s reign, and took thousands of Hebrews back to Babylon (including Daniel, who became one of the greatest prophets). Nebuchadnezzar made two more attacks when he heard of rebellion in Judah. Each time he took captives (including Ezekiel the prophet). Only a remnant of the weakest, poorest, and least threatening Jews remained. King Nebuchadnezzar set up a puppet king (Zedekiah) of David`s line to sit on the throne of Judah and made him swear an oath of allegiance (2 Chr 36:10-12)

Zedekiah Rebelled Against Nebuchadnezzar Zedekiah was as faithless as the rest of the evil kings of Judah. He then rebelled and allied with other enemies. When Nebuchadnezzar heard he came back for the last time, in 586 BC, to reduce Jerusalem to rubble and send the Temple up in flames. Zedekiah was forced to witness the slaughter of his sons, then his eyes were put out, and he himself was carried off to Babylon. The Kingdom was over and the "times of the gentiles" had begun.

Zedekiah The Puppet King Of Judah King Nebuchadnezzar set up a puppet king, Zedekiah of David`s line, to sit on the throne of Judah and made him swear an oath of allegiance (2 Chr 36:10-12).

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