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Could this 'çonquest' in 607 BCE be the 'siege' of Jerusalem in Daniel 1:1, in the third year of King Jehoikim ? It seems to be the same event as that in 2 Kings 24:1 - looking at the sequence of surrounding events. It appears to not be a particularly destructive "seige", although the first Hebrew captives were taken to Babylon. They were select ...


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The issue at hand seems to be how to define the 70 year captivity. If the Jews were to return to rebuild in 537BC, it would make the 587 BC allowing only 50 years of captivity. However, if one take the completion of the temple in 517 BC as the end-point of captivity, then there would be 70 years of captivity. It is a compelling argument that the destruction ...


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To prevent Jews from communicating with the spirits in the cave below is my guess. The Cave of the Patriarchs (also known as the Cave of Machpelah) is Abraham's burial cave according to the Abrahamic religions. It used to be a major pilgrimage site for Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Sometime in antiquity, not clear when, the innermost cave chamber (where the ...


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