In your days The Babylonians likely first arrived in Jerusalem in 605 B.C. However, the news of the rise of the Babylonians would have reached Israel shortly after their conquest of Nineveh in 612 B.C.
That you will not believe The news of the rise of the Chaldeans (or Babylonians) would have come as an absolute shock to the prophet. At the time of Habakkuk, Assyria dominated the ancient Near East. The Assyrian Empire was experiencing its golden age led by Ashurbanipal, one of the empire’s most successful kings.
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About Roland Ledoux
Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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