Questions tagged [exile]

The conventional designation of the period roughly 587/6 - 539 BCE when many Judaeans were taken in exile to Babylon.

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What were the terms of the covenant of brotherhood between Israel and Tyre?

Reference to 1 Kings 5:12. Since nations had no relations of blood, by virtue of a treaty, they had a relationship of brotherhood. Hence, Tyre and Israel were brothers. Reference to Amos 1:6, Tyre ...
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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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Does Matthew's genealogy (1:1-17) introduce 'persecution' as a gospel theme?

There are many persecution elements in Matthew's gospel. What evidence is there that supports the idea that Matthew rhetorically used the reference to the deportation (RSV) in 1:11,12 and 17 to ...
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Would the Judeans in Babylonian exile have learnt to write “Cush” to mean Mesopotamia?

When did the cuneiform literature use the term “Cush” to refer to all or part of Mesopotamia, as happens in Genesis, if ever? Why does this matter? In the Pentateuch, “Cush” seems only to refer to ...
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The elapsed time in Ezekiel 1:1

In the first verse of the book of Ezekiel, it reads: Now in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth of the month, as I was among the captives by the river Chebar, the heavens were ...