Solomon's Temple Destroyed

After standing for nearly nearly 400 years, the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Solomon's Temple in 586 B.C.

"8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem: 9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire." (1 Kings 25:8-9)

The Jews would remain in Babylonian captivity for seventy years.

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