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Babylonian Exile

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A biblical history of the Jews
After the destruction of the First Temple, the Jewish people spent seventy years in exile in Babylon. This class covers the great leaders of the Jewish people during that era, including Zerubabbel, the exilarch; Mordechai; and the final prophets, Haggai, ...
This title was given to the political head of the (at times) semi-autonomous Jewish community in Babylon, who traced his lineage to King David.
The Evil Babylonian King Who Destroyed Jerusalem
Nebuchadnezzar is notorious for decimating the Jewish presence in the Land of Israel, exiling the vast majority of its denizens to Babylon, and destroying the first Holy Temple.
The history of galut
Learn how the Jews fared under the Egyptians, the Babylonians, the Medians, the Greeks, and now under Western rule.
The Talmud on the Megillah, Lesson 9
This class continues with an analysis of famous historical rulers, and then moves into the documentation of a monarchic miscalculation that proves to be fatal, as the royal emperor of Babylon mistakenly calculated our exilic schedule and engenders harsh c...
The Babylonians were not anti-Semites per se; while they only wanted to destroy Judah as an independent political power, they harbored no ill feelings toward the Jewish religion. As such, Jews were given their own cities, where earlier exiled Jews welcome...
The First Temple’s destruction in the year 3338 (from creation) and the Babylonian exile until the construction of the Second Temple in year 3408.
In the year 3327 - eleven years before the Destruction of the (first) Beis Hamikdosh - Nebuchadnezzar, the mighty King of Babylon, besieged Jerusalem with a huge army. King Jehoiachin, who had ascended the throne of Judea only 100 days earlier, now surren...
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