Prophecy: Jeremiah 25:11-12
Date Written: Between 626-586 BC
Fulfilled: About 609 BC to 539 BC
The prophet Jeremiah said that the Jews would be under Babylonian control for 70 years. He also said that God would punish the Babylonians after the 70 years had ended.
About 609 BC, the Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem and the temple, and also took the Jews captive. The Babylonians’ rule over the Jews stopped in 539 BC. This was due to Cyrus taking over the Babylonian empire. Cyrus let the Jews return to Jerusalem.
“11 This country will be as empty as a desert, because I will make all of you the slaves of the king of Babylonia for seventy years.
12 When that time is up, I will punish the king of Babylonia and his people for everything they have done wrong, and I will turn that country into a wasteland forever.” – Jeremiah 25:11-12 CEV
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