Israelites & Philistines Taken Into Exile by Babylonian Nebuchadnezzar II Then Only the Jews Returned to Rebuild


The Philistines were conquered and taken into exile by the Babylonians in 604 b. c., never to return, while the Israelites were conquered in 587 b. c., exiled to Babylon too, but were allowed to return to the Promised Land by decree of the Persian king Cyrus (Babylon had been conquered by Persia) to begin building the Second Temple in Jerusalem circa 537 b. c., it’s more proof of Israel’s rightful claim to the Promised Land, the Third Temple destined to be rebuilt soon, during the Tribulation period when the ritual sacrifice of animals will be renewed, the builders failing to realize that Jesus is the Lamb of Elohim, no more animal sacrifices needed, yet they will come to see the truth.