When did the Persians free the Hebrews?

When did the Persians free the Hebrews?

Judea was a subject province to the Persian Empire from 530 until 334 B.C.When Persia overthrew Babylon, the Jews in Babylonian captivity saw the Persians as their liberators.

How did the Israelites end up in Persian?

The origin of the Jewish diaspora in Persia is connected to the deportation of Israelites in 727 B.C. from Samaria to Media and Persia. The famous “Cyrus Declaration” allowed the Jews who were living in exile by the river of Babylon to return to their homeland, Judea, to rebuild their lives.

Who did the Persians take over?

Though only in power for a little over 200 years, the Persians conquered lands that covered over 2 million square miles. From the southern portions of Egypt to parts of Greece and then east to parts of India, the Persian Empire was known for its military strength and wise rulers.

How long were the Israelites in Persia?

Among those who accept a tradition (Jeremiah 29:10) that the exile lasted 70 years, some choose the dates 608 to 538, others 586 to about 516 (the year when the rebuilt Temple was dedicated in Jerusalem).

What did the Persians like about the Jews?

In general, the Persians liked the Jews, especially during the initial decade of their rule when they treated the Jews particularly favorably. The only thing they did not like was the Jewish religion.

What was the Persian rule like in Babylon?

Persian rule was charitable, especially compared with the policies of Assyria or even of Babylon. In Babylon, the people were tired of internal conflict and the hated policies of Nabonidus, so Cyrus was welcomed as a liberator.

How did Cyrus deliver the Jews out of Persia?

The priests shall also offer these sacrifices according to the laws of Moses in Jerusalem; and when they offer them, they shall pray to God for the preservation of the king and of his family, that the kingdom of Persia may continue.

What was the Persian rule in the Middle East?

Cyrus was now in control of all of the former Babylonian Empire and unchallenged master of that part of the world. Within a year, he would control all of the Middle East except Egypt. Persian rule was charitable, especially compared with the policies of Assyria or even of Babylon.

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