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The 6th century BC consists of the years 600-501 BC.

Events

  • March 16, 597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king. Judah becomes a vassal of Babylonia.
  • 587 BC- 538 BC. Babylonia conquers Judah; Babylonian Captivity begins.
  • 539 BC. Persia conquers Babylonia
  • 538 BC. Persian king Cyrus the Great allows Jews to return to Judah, ending the Babylonian Captivity.
  • 520 BC516 BC. Some Jews, led by Sheshbazzar, a prince from the tribe of Judah, and Zerubbabel, a descendant of David, begin to rebuilf the temple. However, there work is stymied by Samaritans Ezra 4 4-6.

Kings of Judah

  • (Babylonian Captivity)

Prophets

Sources

  • Kings: E. R. Thiele, The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings.
  • Prophets: Wikipedia, 1 & 2 Kings
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