132 – Israel 931 B.C. – 586 B.C.

Why Did Hitler Hate Jewish People? As you consider the information that is contained in the opening video, also consider why the Jews fared so well in Germany during the depression. This post will answer the question about Jews that is misunderstood by most of the world.

Deuteronomy 7:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth”

Amos 3:2a New American Standard Bible (NASB)
“You only have I chosen among all the families of the earth”

Israel: From 931 B.C. to 586 B.C.

When the first dispersal of the Jews occurred in 722 B.C., by Shalmaneser, King of Assyria, those conquered Jews were living in the northern kingdom of Israel. The record of the northern Jews being carried away to Assyria can be found in 2 Kings 17:1-41. The account of the 722 B.C. diaspora was documented by the Jewish prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 3:6-11). The land in which those Jews had settled in 931 B.C., under the leadership of King Jeroboam, and from where they were dispersed, was known as Samaria. (We’ve all heard the story of the “good Samaritan.”) After the 722 B.C. diaspora, the Assyrians began moving non-Jews into the vacated Jewish lands (Connect 2 Kings 17:5-6 to 2 Kings 17:24).

It was after the death of Israel’s King Solomon, in 931 B.C. (1 Kings 11:43), that Israel became a divided kingdom. Ten of the twelve tribes of Israel followed King Jeroboam and settled north of Jerusalem, in a land that became known as the Northern Kingdom Of Israel, in the land of “Samaria”. The remaining two tribes, Judah and Benjamin, stayed in Jerusalem, which became known as the Southern Kingdom Of Israel, and was also called “Judah.” These Judeans (2 Kings 18:26; Isaiah 36:13) were loyal to Rehoboam as their King. Just as the northern ten tribes (Israel) were taken into exile in 722 B.C., the southern tribes (Judah) would be taken in exile to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C. There were three deportations of Jews from Judah, beginning in 605 B.C., with the last one occurring in 586 B.C. The siege of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar, as was stated in 2 Kings 24:10, ended with the final siege of Jerusalem that began in January, 588 B.C., and lasted for a year and a half (per Dr. Charles C. Ryrie, Dallas Theological Seminary). A good way of remembering the names of Jeroboam and Rehoboam, as they are associated with their northern and southern kingdoms, is that Jeroboam “jumped” to the north, and Rehoboam “remained” in the south. (Check out the following link for information on the divided kingdom: https://www.jewishhistory.org/the-divided-kingdom/)

Even though the Jews of Judea had been taken to Babylon, they were told by the prophet Ezekiel that God would return them to their promised land of Israel, per Ezekiel 36:24-29 (587 B.C.). Ezekiel was one of the exiles from Jerusalem who were taken to Babylon in 597 B.C. The Jewish prophet, Daniel, was also in Babylon, having been taken there in 605 B.C. The Judean Jewish Prophet Jeremiah prophesied from 627 B.C. until about 574 B.C. Prior to the Babylonian assault on Jerusalem, Jeremiah was jailed in Jerusalem by the Babylonian-appointed Judean King Zedekiah. After Jerusalem fell to Nebuchadnezzar, Jeremiah was allowed to remain in Jerusalem; soon after, he was taken by force to Egypt by Jews which had survived the Babylonian assault on Jerusalem. Jeremiah prophesied in Egypt until his death. The accounts of the diaspora of Judah can be found recorded in 2 Kings 24:1 through 2 Kings 25:21. The prophesied return of Judah and Israel to their promised lands will take place during the time that is known as the Kingdom Age/Millennium/1000 Year Reign Of Christ (Revelation 20:4). Following the Kingdom Age will be the Eternal State of the “New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem” (Revelation 21:1-5).

The atrocities that came upon the city of Jerusalem, the Jews and the temple, at the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar and his forces, are documented by Jeremiah in 2 Kings 24 and 2 Kings 25. In order for anyone to understand the plight of the Jews, there must be understanding of the things that happened to the Jews as they were being forced from their city of Jerusalem, and were being taken captive to Babylon, which is located in the present day nation of Iraq. It is also important to know the things that happened to the Jews while they were held captive by the Babylonians for 70 years. Babylon was located 59 miles southwest of present-day Baghdad. Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein viewed himself as being the reincarnated King Nebuchadnezzar. More of the story of the treatment of the dispersed Jews in Babylon can be found in the book of Daniel. It is important to remember that the writings of the Jews were maintained by Jews. As a human being, I am appalled at the atrocities that the Babylonians inflicted upon those Jews.

Dr. John MacArthur provides excellent commentary on Chapters 24 and 25 of the book of Second Kings. His notes can be found in the MacArthur Study Bible. The MacArthur notes can also be found in Bible Gateway, by clicking onto the link: https://www.biblegateway.com/

2 Kings 24 New American Standard Bible (See verses in link)
(NASB) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+kings+24&version=NASB

Babylon Controls Jehoiakim vs 1-5
Jehoiachin Reigns vs 6-9
Deportation to Babylon vs 10-16
Zedekiah Made King vs 17-20
2 Kings 25 New American Standard Bible (NASB) (See verses in link)

Nebuchadnezzar Besieges Jerusalem vs 1-7
Jerusalem Burned and Plundered vs 8-21
Gedaliah Made Governor vs 22-30

Check the credentials of Dr. John MacArthur by clicking onto the following link:
John MacArthur, https://www.gracechurch.org/Leader/MacArthur/John?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Other sources of reference, that work consistently with the writings of John MacArthur, are provided by the following link. Each person that is included in the link has great knowledge of Israel and of the end times. https://success2693.wordpress.com/sources-of-information-preparation-of-articles/ This link goes to one of my archive blogs that I maintain for information purposes.

About the NASB: https://www.biblegateway.com/versions/New-American-Standard-Bible-NASB/

Consider why the Jews fared so well in Germany during the depression. Consider the following two verses of scripture.

Deuteronomy 7:6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 1446 B.C.
“For you are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth”

Amos 3:2a New American Standard Bible (NASB) 755 B.C.
“You only have I chosen among all the families of the earth”

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