Some of the Prophecies Fulfilled by
the Return of Israel from Exile
|Scripture Reference||Prophecy||when made||date fulfilled||Significance|
Cyrus would be used by God to guarantee the return of a remnant.
Jerusalem & the Temple would be rebuilt
God named Cyrus,
"shepherd," even before he was born.
God knows everything.
God controls history!
Cyrus, king of Persia 559-530BC
|Jeremiah 25:12||Babylon would be punished for destroying Jerusalem and exiling God's people||605BC||539BC||Babylon was conquered by Cyrus of Persia. God may seem to allow evil to go unpunished but consequences for sin are inevitable|
|Jeremiah 29:10||Judah would spend 70 years in exile, after which God would bring His people back to their land.||594BC||538BC||Cyrus allows the return of the Jews to their homeland. The 70 years of captivity can span the years from the first deportation to the first return (70 yrs) or from the destruction of Solomon's Temple in 586BC to the building of the Second Temple in 516BC= 70 yrs.|
|Daniel 5:17-30||God had judged Babylon and her empire would be given to the Medes and Persians who would be the next world power||539BC||539BC||Belshazzar was killed that night in a surprise Persian invasion. God's judgment is inevitable; until that time He allows us the freedom to repent and to seek His forgiveness.|
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