Yahud Stamps, c. 539 BCE

Yahud Stamps Excavations between 1926 and 1935 by Badé at Mizpah, Tell en Nasbeh. Stratum 2 begins shortly after 586 BCE and ends about 400 BCE. The passage of power from the Babylonians to the Persians is recorded in two nondescript fragments of pottery jugs from...
Cyrus Cylinder, c. 535 BCE

Cyrus Cylinder, c. 535 BCE

The King of Persia Defeats Babylon “the gods, who resided in them, I brought back to their places, and caused them to dwell in a residence for all time.” Date- c. 535 BCE Current Location- British Museum, London, England (BM 90920 + BIN II, no. 32)...

Artaxerxes I, 465-424 BCE

Artaxerxes commissioned Ezra, a Jewish priest-scribe, by means of a letter of decree, to take charge of the ecclesiastical and civil affairs of the Jewish nation. A copy of this decree may be found in Ezra 7-13-28- 13 Now I decree that any of the Israelites in my...