June 25, 2020

God is in Babylon

“Nebuchadnezzar took Jehoiachin captive to Babylon. He also took from Jerusalem to Babylon the king’s mother, his wives, his officials and the prominent people of the land. The king of Babylon also deported to Babylon the entire force of seven thousand fighting men, strong and fit for war, and a thousand skilled workers and artisans.” – 2 Kings 24:15,16 One of the most significant events in ancient Jewish history is when the Isrealites were conquered by the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar in 597 B.C. Sadly, many of them, including the Hebrew king, his family, the governing officials, and 7,000 young and healthy fighting men, were carried off to the city of Babylon, which was 2,700 kilometers away from Israel. While that may not seem like much to us today, back then, it was basically the other side of the world; in fact, it would have taken many months of travel to

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