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Postexilic Period
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Postexilic Period
Postexilic Period The period between the Persian conquest of Babylon and rule of exiled Jews (539 bc) until the fall of the Persian Empire (331 bc). For further information, see these articles: Second Temple Period; Israel, History of, Post-monarchic Period; and Palestine, Administration of, Persian.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Postexilic Period
POSTEXILIC PERIOD* A period in the Jews’ history after their exile to Babylon. This period extends from 539–c. 331 bc.PreviewThe Biblical PerspectiveThe Collapse of the Babylonian EmpireThe Policy of PersiaThe Return from ExileThe Return of EzraNehemiah’s Return and MinistryThe Remainder
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Postexilic Period
postexilic period, the time following the Babylonian exile of Israel (587–539 bce). The period began with the conquest of Babylon by the Persians in 539. The Persian ruler Cyrus pursued a policy of toleration of diverse religions. This moderate and enlightened practice led to the restoration of the Jewish
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Postexilic Period
Postexilic PeriodPostexilic Period, the time following the Babylonian exile of Israel (587-539 b.c.). The period began with the conquering of Babylon by the Persians and Cyrus’s toleration of diverse religions. This moderate and enlightened practice led to the restoration of the Jewish community in
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Exilic
ExilicPertaining to the exile, the 70-year captivity of the Jews in Babylon.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Postexilic
POSTEXILIC Time in Israel’s history between the return from exile in Babylon in 538 b.c. and the Roman occupation in 63 b.c. During this period the Jews returned to Jerusalem and Palestine to rebuild what the Assyrians and Babylonians had destroyed. See Israel, Land of; Intertestamental History and Literature.
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books
History of Israel 8: Postexilic Community
HISTORY OF ISRAEL 8: POSTEXILIC COMMUNITYThe period of the postexilic community is commonly seen as beginning with the repatriation of exiled Judeans and their descendants to their homeland under Cyrus the Great’s edict of 538 bce, though historically speaking the picture is decidedly more complex.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
E. Exilic and Postexilic Periods
E. Exilic and Postexilic PeriodsThe national history of Judah—and of Israel to the extent that Judah was the remnant of Israel—ended with the Babylonian exile. At the same time, another history began—that of Judaism. To be sure, life continued in Palestine under Babylonian domination. In the region