The Babylonian Captivity
By: Emilee and Amaleah
Before Babylon Conquers
tribute - peace money paid by a weaker power to a strong power.
Assyria invaded capital of Israel(Samaria), and broke the tribute. Judah stayed and resisted Assyria for another 150 years before being destroyed as well.
In 539 B.C. Persian King Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon. The next the year 40,000 exiles came back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. 515 B.C. the temple was completed. Walls of Jerusalem were also rebuilt in 445 B.C.
Ancient Palestine and destiny of the Jewish.