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586 BC: The Fall of Jerusalem

A quick overview of how the capital city of southern Judah was conquered by the Babylonians

586 BC: The Fall of Jerusalem

A quick overview of how the capital city of southern Judah was conquered by the Babylonians

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In 586 BC the Babylonian military, led by King Nebuchadnezzar, succeeded in breaking a two-year-long siege and destroyed much of the city of Jerusalem; her walls, palaces, and most devastatingly, the Temple of Solomon. Nebuchadnezzar was continuing his mission to secure and grow the resurrected