Do Now Take out the following: 1. Lesson 6.3 Quote Breakdown 2. Vocabulary sheets 3. Homework and Practice Book page 61
Babylonian Captivity 597 B.C. – Babylonians conquer Judah Forced people to move to Babylon New king of Judah was appointed from Jerusalem He rebelled, Judah was reconquered and the temple was destroyed
Babylonian Captivity (Continued) Most were exiled The prophet Jeremiah believed this was punishment
Jeremiah's beliefs God could be worshipped anywhere Exiles would return to Canaan if the people turned back to God “When you call Me, and come and pray to Me, I will give heed [pay attention] to you…and I will restore your fortunes…and I will bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you”
Judaism Changes Exiles maintained culture and religion Worshipped at community centers called synagogues Rabbis led worship
Jewish Diaspora 538 B.C. – Persian Empire conquered Babylon Their leader Cyrus allowed them to reclaim Canaan and to rebuild the temple The Exile had begun the Jewish Diaspora This was the scattering of Jews outside their homeland: some returned to Canaan, others did not
Activity Complete page 67 of your Homework and Practice Book.
Wrap Up Which people conquered Judah? Why were many Jewish people exiled? Which prophet told the exiles they would return to Canaan? Why were synagogues developed? Who led them? What was the Jewish Diaspora? Who allowed Jewish people to come back to Canaan? Who helped restore Judaism in Jerusalem?