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The Babylonian Exile – 3 / A Temple in Babylon

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Theophyle
Original Date
September 27, 2009

This raises the question of cultic or religious activities among the exiles in Babylonia. From a hoard of papyri known as the Elephantine papyri, we know that a Jewish temple existed in Egypt at Elephantine (Yeb) during the fifth century BCE From Josephus we know that in the Hellenistic period another Jewish temple was built in Egypt at Leontopolis. We also learn from Josephus of a Samaritan temple on Mt. Gerizim.

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The Babylonian Exile – 1 / Beginnings

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Theophyle
Original Date
September 25, 2009

The rest of the people who were left in the city and the deserters who had deserted to the king of Babylon, together with the rest of the multitude, were carried into exile by Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard. But the captain of the guard left some of the poorest of the land to be vine dressers and plowmen.  (2 Kings 25:11–12)

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