The purpose of this article is to present some key points in support of the case for believing that the alleged invasion of 605 took place as claimed.
The opening verses of Daniel (1:1-2) assert that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, successfully besieged Jerusalem in “the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah” (NIV, v.1), with the result that Jehoiakim was delivered into his hand and various treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem were removed from there to the temple of Shinar in Babylon.
Assyria, or Asshur, occupied the Tigris valley to the north of Babylonia.
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The critics assure us that these events never occurred and that the very beginning of Daniel thus demonstrates the book’s fraudulent (pseudepigraphal) nature.
Among the many arguments employed by critical-historical (liberal) scholars to dismiss the prophetic validity of the Book of Daniel is their contention that the book begins with a claim that manifestly falsifies history.
The two great Eastern empires before which all the old states of Syria and Palestine fell.
We learn their history partly from the Bible narrative and also from contemporary monuments written in cuneiform characters and recently deciphered. ) is the alluvial country on the lower course of the Euphrates and Tigris, of which Babel or Babylon was the chief city.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co.
Megiddo -- Armageddon Megiddo is the home to the ancient city of Megiddo, called Armageddon in Greek from Har Megiddo “mount of Megiddo” in Hebrew.
Megiddo was a major city during the Israelite kingdom, conquered by Tiglath-Pileser III in the Assyrian conquest, retaken by the Israelites, and then following the Babylonian Conquest, Megiddo was left vacant.