587 B.C.

Fall of the southern kingdom.

Captured City

Babylon conquered the the southern kingdom

The southern kingdom of Judah continued to be governed by kings from David's line for several centuries after the division that of 922. The end of the kingdom of Judah came as the power of Assyria waned and Egypt and Babylonia struggled for dominance. The Babylonians prevailed and captured Jerusalem in 587 after a siege. Many of the leading people of Judah were taken into exile in Babylonia, where they remained until some were permitted to return nearly fifty years later.


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