Reply To: Origin: Israel, c. 1500 BCE

  • mwolverine

    February 4, 2024 at 6:55 pm

    The Babylonian occupation was brief, with the Persian Empire overtaking them by 539 BCE.
    King Cyrus allowed the Jews, exiled 2 generations earlier, to return and rebuild the Temple.
    This begins the period of Jewish history known as the Second Temple period.

    Now under Persian occupation, Jews were autonomous in the Yehud Medinata.