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RE:QUEST

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Bible Quest: The Exile to Babylon

What was the Exile to Babylon?

Israel had lots of kings that led them. Some of the kings led the Israelites well and helped them to follow God, but other kings were bad and didn't follow God. Then the land that the Israelites lived in, Canaan, was taken over by other nations and they were forced to move to a new city called 'Babylon'.

They lived there in exile until Babylon was overthrown by the Persian Empire. The Persians allowed the Israelites to return to the land they had lived in before, several decades later.

Watch this video to get a better understanding of these events.