Captives From Judah in Babylon
The stock image depicts the journey of the Jews from Jerusalem to Babylon after the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II captured Jerusalem and destroyed the First Temple in 586 BCE. The map shows the route the Jewish captives took on their forced march to Babylon, passing through the cities of Riblah and Carchemish along the way. The map also includes important cities in Babylonia, such as Babylon, Nippur, and Ur, where the Jews were resettled.
The map illustrates the significant events during the exile, including the appointment of Gedaliah as governor of Judah by the Babylonians, and the subsequent assassination of Gedaliah, which led to a mass exodus of Jews to Egypt. The map also shows the return of some Jews to Jerusalem after the Babylonian empire was conquered by the Persian king Cyrus the Great, as well as the rebuilding of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Overall, the map provides a visual representation of the events surrounding the Babylonian exile, which is an important event in Jewish history.