“Notwithstanding They Have Been Carried Away They Shall Return Again”

Bryan Richards

When the Babylonians captured Jerusalem (c. 589 BC), they took the Jews who survived back to Babylon. The Jews remained there for 70 years. When they finally returned, they reestablished their nation and rebuilt the temple. As Jeremiah prophesied, this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years (Jer 25:11).