The 70 year captivity (Jer 29:10-29:10)

“Thus says Yahweh.

‘Only when Babylon’s seventy years

Are completed,

I will fulfill to you

My promise.

I will bring you

Back to this place.’”

Clearly Yahweh says, via this letter of Jeremiah, that the captivity will last 70 years. 70 years from 598 BCE, the first exile, would be 528 BCE, while 70 years from the second exile in 587 BCE would 517 BCE. Yahweh definitely was going to fulfill his promise to bring them back to Jerusalem, but not right now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.