The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Exilic Period
Exilic Period The period between 587/6 and 539 bc, during which most of the people of Judah lived in captivity in Babylon or its territories. For further information, see this article: Exile, Babylonian.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Exile. Mass deportation of large population groups practiced in ancient times usually for political purposes, frequently to destroy the power of an enemy nation and to prevent rebellion. Sometimes the exile of a conquered people was carried out to colonize an area, to create a cultural fusion. Captivity
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Exile In the OT the most common term for “exile” is Heb. gālâ and its cognates (1 Ch. 5:22; Jer. 13:19; 29:1; Ezk. 12:3; etc.). One cognate is gālûṯ (2 K. 25:27; Ezk. 1:2; Am. 1:6; etc.), which has the same meaning as gôlâ and can refer either to exile (Ezk. 1:2; 12:11) or corporately to those
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
exile, a term synonymous with “captivity,” used to refer to the period in the sixth century bce when the Judean population was removed to Babylonia. Deportation as a policy was practiced by various ancient powers. Assyria deported part of the population of the northern kingdom (Israel) in 722/1 bce (2
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ExileThe period (ca. 587/586–515 b.c.e.) when much of the population of Judah was deported to captivity in Babylonia.Nebuchadnezzar II became crown prince of the Neo-Babylonian Empire about the time of his dramatic victory over the Egyptian forces at Carchemish in 605. After a delay of some years,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Exile. The period when the inhabitants of the southern kingdom of Judah were forced to live in Babylonia (ca. 587/586–515 B.C.).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
EXILE The period from around 587/​586 b.c. to around 537 b.c. during which much of the population of Judah was deported and forced to live in captivity in Babylonia.I. The Policy of DeportationII. The Babylonian Conquest of JudahA. Obeisance and RebellionB. The Destruction of the Temple and the First
Dictionary of New Testament Background
EXILEThe term exile conjures up social, political and religious images of judgment, captivity, banishment, displacement, uprootedness, alienation and deportation. In the OT exile constitutes a major theme, weaving itself through almost every major account from Genesis to Malachi. It is so pervasive
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Exile, the
Exile, the. A term commonly used, esp. by OT scholars, for the *Babylonian Captivity (q.v.).
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith
Marian Exiles
Marian ExilesAll the Marian exiles were Edwardian Protestants who fled from Mary Tudor’s Catholic regime between 1553 and 1555. But their traditional image as religious radicals who returned to form a “Puritan party” has been totally discredited. The first to flee were Cambridge fellows, clergy and
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Exile(1.) Of the kingdom of Israel. In the time of Pekah, Tiglath-pileser II. carried away captive into Assyria (2 Kings 15:29; comp. Isa. 10:5, 6) a part of the inhabitants of Galilee and of Gilead (741).After the destruction of Samaria (720) by Shalmaneser and Sargon (q.v.), there was a general deportation
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
ExileExile, a term used, often synonymously with ‘captivity,’ to refer to the period in the sixth century b.c. when part of the Judaean population was exiled to Babylonia. The term is not historically satisfactory, since it is too easily taken to suggest that the whole population was deported.Deportation
Key passages
2 Ki 17:6

In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and deported Israel to Assyria. He placed them in Halah, in Habor, in the river regions of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes.

Je 52:28–30

This is the number of the people whom Nebuchadnezzar deported: in the seventh year, three thousand twenty-three Judeans; in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar, eight hundred and thirty-two persons from Jerusalem; in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuzaradan, the captain of the …