10-24 - Ezekiel and the Exile I Judah in Exile a The historical events i The northern kingdom Israel was wiped out by the Assyrians and never came

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10-24-07 Ezekiel and the Exile I. Judah in Exile a. The historical events i. The northern kingdom Israel was wiped out by the Assyrians and never came back to life. ii. The southern part, Judah and tribe of Benjamin, about 150 years later, late 6 th century was sent into exile iii. The Babylonian Captivities 1. The first revolt and Captivity of Judah (597 BCE) a. Jehoiakim stops paying tribute; then dies b. Nebuchadrezzar attacks Jehoiachin and takes him captive c. He takes a number of Judeans back to Babylon d. Nebuchadrezzar appoints Zedekiah, the final Davidic King in Judah 2. The second revolt and Captivity of Judah (586 BCE) a. Zedekiah stops paying tribute b. Nebuchadrezzar attacks Jerusalem, destroying walls and Temple i. Big deal to have walls attacked because it symbolizes protection and safety ii. Zedekiah attempted to escape and when captured, was forced to watch the murder of his son and then his eyes were gouged out and then taken to jail c. Thousands of Judeans are taken into captivity b. Judean Reactions i. Book of Lamentations 1. called lamentations because the author is lamenting what has happened to Judah 2. traditionally a scribe to the prophet Jeremiah a. he had predicted that the Judeans would be destroyed by the Babylonians b. today it is not thought that Jeremiah wrote the book because of the writing style 3. 5 different poems – 5 chapters a. Not seen in English translation - each poem is an acrostic: when each line of the poem begins with the next letter of the alphabet ii. Psalm 137 (read) 1.
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course JWST 103 taught by Professor Erhman during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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10-24 - Ezekiel and the Exile I Judah in Exile a The historical events i The northern kingdom Israel was wiped out by the Assyrians and never came

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