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 TEACHING BOX 7A

The Nations Surrounding Jerusalem

c. 650-300 B.C.E.

The Nations Surrounding Jerusalem

TIME LINE (ALL YEARS B.C.E.)

  1. 620: Babylon begins to dominate Jerusalem

    Nebuchadnezzar makes Jerusalem’s king a vassal

  2. 617: Babylon takes first captives from Jerusalem

    Rulers, mighty warriors, and craftsmen are taken to Babylon

  3. 607: Babylon destroys Jerusalem

    The city and her temple are burned

  4. After 607: Tyre, mainland

    Nebuchadnezzar attacks Tyre for 13 years. He conquers mainland Tyre, but the island-city remains

  5. 602: Ammon and Moab

    Nebuchadnezzar invades Ammon and Moab

  6. 588: Babylon defeats Egypt

    In the 37th year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar invades Egypt

  7. 332: Tyre, island-city

    The Greek army, commanded by Alexander the Great, destroys the island-city of Tyre

  8. 332 or earlier: Philistia

    Alexander conquers Gaza, a Philistine capital city

Locations on the Map

  • GREECE

  • GREAT SEA

  • (MEDITERRANEAN SEA)

  • TYRE

  • Sidon

  • Tyre

  • Samaria

  • Jerusalem

  • Gaza

  • PHILISTIA

  • EGYPT

  • BABYLON

  • AMMON

  • MOAB

  • EDOM