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living conditions. But they were in diaspora BY CHOICE!
Jews in Bavel were there by force.
Elephantine was a temple in Egypt- Jewish temple run by Jews, we have recorded
correspondence between the priests and he priests of this temple- more than one temple during
EN is a response to all the questions that came up after Galut- story made up of all of the
elements which transpired before the return of EN
Daniel- isolated account of one man and his relationship with the King
Yishayahu- some general things about the galut but not
Why so little material on the Galut?
There were people who had time to write- Yechezkel did write down nevuot. So why was there
no historians recording history at the same time?
Where do we look to see the years leading up to the galut?
Melachim- the exile that history had been pointing to for centuries, result of Hashem punishing
the people, this was inevitable since the split of the kingdom- as soon as you have a cultural
center outside of the Beit Hamikdash
Melachim 1 11:28....
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- Fall '13
- Judaism, Temple in Jerusalem, Beit Hamikdash, ר, Galut