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Deportation and exile of the Jews of the ancient Kingdom of Judah to Babylon and the destruction of Jerusalem and Solomon's temple


Hammurabi was the first king of the Babylonian Empire, but is best remembered for his 1760BC creation of the first known written set of laws in history. This codex was written on a basalt stele standing nearly 2 meters tall, top by a relief depicting Hammurabi raising his hand to his mouth in respect to the Babylonian God, who is likely to have been Marduk


The Babylonian Chronicles (747–247 BC) are many series of tablets recording major events in Babylonian history. They record the dealing of Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem and the captivity of Israel to Babylon. As written in the Bible in the Book of Kings, Book of Jeremiah and Lamentations. Almost all of the tablets are currently in the possession of the British Museum.


Babylonian captivity (or Babylonian exile) during which Jews of the ancient Kingdom of Judah were captives in Babylonia. Biblical depictions of the exile include Book of Jeremiah 39–43 (which saw the exile as a lost opportunity); the final section of 2 Kings (which portrays it as the temporary end of history); 2 Chronicles (in which the exile is the "Sabbath of the land"); and the opening chapters of Ezra, which records its end. Other works about the exile include the stories in Daniel 1–6


A Pim as mentioned in 1 Samuel 13:21 was a medium of exchange in Israel before the shekel and before the babylonian captivity. What was a pim? The answer to that question remained a mystery until 1907 when the first pim weight stone was excavated at the ancient city of Gezer


Lesson 10 – Ezra

EZRA INTRODUCTION Three Deportations into Babylonian Captivity 1. 605 B.C. - Nebuchanezzar, Jehoiakim deported to Babylon 2. 597 B.C. - Nebuchanezzar, Zedekiah put as vassal king 3. 586 B.C. - N...


Plaque with two kneeling youths supporting a ram-headed sphinx Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory


The Rise And Fall Of Babylon

The early history of Babylon is shrouded in mystery. First mentioned in the Bible is the record of Genesis 10:8-10 which names Nimrod, the grandson of Ham, as the founder of the city in the dim prehistoric past. Its name was derived from a later experience revealed in Genesis 11 where the inhabitants of the land of Shinar, the southern portion of Mesopotamia... The Rise And Fall Of Babylon