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The time of Exile is the lowest part of Judah’s history. Three waves of deportations took people to Babylon. The king of Babylon is selective about who he deports. He only wants the young, educated, and strong. Those that will be useful to him. Daniel is a talented man who knows the voice of God and how to decipher dreams and visions. He rises in power and plays a significant role in the period of Exile.

Review Questions

What country invited the northern kingdom of Israel in 722 BC?

Assyria

What country invaded and destroyed Jerusalem in 587 BC?

Babylon

What key figure was taken to Babylon and later was sustained by eating only vegetables?

Daniel

How many years did Jeremiah prophesy Judah would be in captivity in Babylon?

Seventy

Which king of Judah was chained, blinded, and taken into Babylonian Exile?

Zedekiah

What was the biggest change in the religious life of Israel in captivity?

They did not have the temple and sacrificial system

What were the Babylonian names of the three men who were thrown into the fiery furnace?

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego

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