Ezekiel lived during the time of upheaval. The Assyrian empire began to crumble under the resurgence of Babylon. This Assyrian empire once conquered the Syro-Palestinian area and destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel in 722-721 B.C.
722 – 597 = 124 years difference before Babylon subdued (toned-down) Jerusalem in 597 B.C..
In 612 B.C. the great Assyrian city of Nineveh fell to a combined force of Babylonians and Medes.
612 – 597 = 15 years before Babylon subdued Jerusalem in 597 B.C.
Three years later (609 B.C.), Pharaoh Neco II of Egypt marched north to assist the Assyrians and to try to reassert Egypt’s age-old influence over Palestine and Aram (Syria). At Megiddo, King Josiah of Judah, who may have been an ally of Babylon as King Hezekiah had been, attempted to intercept the Egyptian forces but was crushed, losing his life in the battle (2 Ki 23:29-30; Ch. 35:20-24). Jehoahaz, a son of Josiah, ruled Judah for only 3 months after which Pharaoh Neco installed Jehoiakim another son of Josiah, as his royal vassal in Jerusalem (609 B.C.) (see 2 Kings 23:31 – 24:7 for more info).
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A Look at Church History- 10
The Hope You Cannot Afford to be Without- 14
Worthy of HIS Call – 16
Bearing Your Cross – 17
2020 LWCCCII Directory – 18
HeartBits – 30