posted on Apr, 28 2021 @ 06:26 PM
a reply to: beyondknowledge
Psalm 137, bashing babies heads on rocks, know it well and love Boney M, nearly bring a tear to my eye
Israel was captured the Babylonians, exiled, held prisoner and then after many years they were let go by another conquering army, the Persians and
returned to Jerusalem where they rebuilt the walls and city
“The first return to Judah for the Jews came shortly after the Persian conquest of Babylon, 538 BC (Ezra 1:1), led by Sheshbazzar. The second came
80 years later, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes I, 458 BC (Ezra 7:7), led by Ezra. And the third came 13 years after the second, in the 20th year of
Artaxerxes I, 444 BC (Neh. 2:1), led by Nehemiah.”
So no, remnants of the 12 tribes returned and still from from the Babylonian captivity
he tolerant attitude of Cyrus toward his subjects included permission for people, who had been deported by Babylon, to return to their homelands.
- Cyrus extended this permission to the people of Judah in the first year after the fall of Babylon.
- Cyrus’ edict is recorded twice in Scripture: Ezra 1:2-4 and Ezra 6:3-5.
- They give orders that the Jerusalem temple be rebuilt, with the cost defrayed from Cyrus’ own treasury; that certain specifications be
met in this rebuilding; that all Jews who wished could return to their homeland, with those Jews who remained in Babylon being urged to assist with
financial contribution; and that the gold and silver vessels taken by Nebuchadnezzar be returned to Jerusalem.
Thanks for Bony M