See Wiki :Battle of Pelusium:

The Persians attacked Egypt while going through the territory which is today Israel:

What happened to that territory when this happened?

Who was the king?

Is this account mentioned in the bible?

  • Search "Kingdom of Israel" in wikipedia, you will see that there is none at 525 BC. Click on the most recent one that preceded 525 BC, Kingdom of Judah 931–586 BCE, you will find what happened at the end
    – Louis Rhys
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 3:47
  • So at that time, the bible story is Israel is in babylon. That's the answer I am looking for.
    – user4951
    Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 4:48
  • Christianity is a major religion. So I always want to know what happen to one important culture when an event happen. Why is this off topic?>
    – user4951
    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 12:33
  • because they can be answered by looking up relevant topics on Wikipedia or Google.
    – Louis Rhys
    Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 14:04
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    I like this guy's question, because it shows an interest in the "white spaces on the map". That shows instincts of a true historian. Commented Jan 19, 2015 at 23:09

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There was no "Israel" at that time. The Kingdom of Judah was conquered by Babylonia at 587 BC, see Siege of Jerusalem 587 BC. In 539 BCE the Persians conquered Babylonia, and established the Yehud province, which were a peaceful part of the Achaemenid Persian Empire until the fall of the Empire in c. 333 BCE to Alexander the Great.

Wikipedia even has a section describing the biblical version of this period: Biblical version of the Persian years (539-332 BCE)

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