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Questions about the Babylon and Babylonian culture and history.

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Why did Daniel interpret the 70 years of Babylonian servitude to be the same length of desolation?

In 539 BCE Daniel seems to suggest (Daniel 9:2) that he understood the desolation of Jerusalem to last 70 years. in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according ...
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Dating Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem w/ Only the Bible

I am interested to see if it's possible to obtain an approximate date of when Jerusalem was destroyed (secular sources say 587 BCE using cuneiform tablets, astronomy, etc.) with only the Bible and its ...
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What External Evidence Do We Have For Samaritans Living In Babylon in the 6th or 5th Century BC?

The vision of Zechariah 5.5-11 was given to the prophet to encourage the Jews that the wicked Samaritans who had been opposing their efforts to rebuild the Temple would be removed from Jerusalem and ...
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Are the harlot, “Babylon the Great” from Rev. 17:5, and “Babylon” from 1 Peter 5:13 synonymous?

Text from the Book of Revelation reads: Revelation 17:4-5: [On the woman's] forehead a name was written, a mystery, 'BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH'&...
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How old was Ezra when he came to Jerusalem?

1Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah, 2 The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub, 3 The ...
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Did Judah go to Babylon for captivity because of the error of Hezekiah or for the sins of Manasseh?

As I study the various accounts of the captivity of Judah, I have begun to encounter some difficulties over the remote cause of Judah's captivity in Babylon. Quite a number of commentators hold the ...
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What were the Chaldeans?

Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. (Dan 2:2) Strong's ...
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How does God punish Babylon in Jeremiah 25:12?

Initial God threatens to destroy Judah using the Babylonian king if it persisted in its evil practices and worship of other gods. Jeremiah 25:8 NIV 8 Therefore the Lord Almighty says this: “Because ...
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Was Mesalim King of Kish, the same person as Moses king of Kush? [closed]

Mesilim Mesilim Mesilim (Sumerian: 𒈨𒁲),[3] also spelled Mesalim (c. 2600 BC), was lugal (king) of the Sumerian city-state of Kish. Though his name is missing from the Sumerian king list, Mesilim ...
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Is what Laban said in Genesis 29:26 true?

In Genesis 29:26, after Jacob asks why Laban deceived him, Laban responds: "And Laban said, 'It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.'" I've tried ...
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Doesn't Jeremiah 3:16 confirm that the ark of the covenant was destroyed with the first temple in 586 BC?

" And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: ...
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Isaiah 14:12 - relationship to Canaanite religion

In Isaiah 14:12, (a passage addressed to the king of Babylon) Isaiah says: Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the ground, O conqueror of ...
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Re. The Crucifixion: Possible to Correlate Timekeeping and Calendar Systems?

Related: - Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day Began at Sunset? - In the Gospels, How Should the Hours of the Day be Understood? - Historical Evidence that the Jewish Calendar Day ...
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Have the sizes of the image of gold made of Nebuchadnezzar any significance?

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. (Daniel 3:1) Did these sizes represent something in ...
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Does Psalm 137 refer to the Babylonian captivity when Ezekiel was alive?

Wikipedia says: According to the Hebrew Bible, there were four deportations of Jews to Babylon. One of these times was when Ezekiel was prophesying. Psalm 137 refers to a Babylonian captivity: ...