Babylonian Captivity

…and the Rise 537, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.
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…and the Rise 537, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem: Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991.

Less than fifty years later, the great Babylonian empire fell as suddenly as it had arisen, overwhelmed by Cyrus, founder of a new Persian empire. Cyrus was a rare leader—a brilliant military figure and a wise and enlightened ruler. Unlike the Assyrians—and most other ruling nations of the region at the time—who brutalized their subject […]

The Power of the Word, Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.
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The Power of the Word, Heritage: Civilization and the Jews.

Bible and Beyond [10] Unit 2- THE POWER OF THE WORD (Sixth Century B.C.E. to Second Century C.L) PROGRAM OVERVIEW The kingdom of Judah was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, and many Israelites and their nobility were exiled to Babylonia. There they reestablished their lives and learned how to worship their God in a strange land. They […]

Nabonidus Cylinder, 555-540 BCE
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Nabonidus Cylinder, 555-540 BCE

Nabonidus Cylinder The Nabonidus Cylinder from Sippar is a foundation text in which king Nabonidus of Babylonia (556-539) describes how he carefully repaired three temples. It names Belshazzar (Daniel 5-29-30) as son of Babylonian King Nabonidus. The Nabonidus Cylinder is currently on display at the British Museum. For more on Nabonidus, see Zionism Revisited- Nabonidus, […]