720 to 400 BC

720 to 400 B.C. – The Captivity and Return

Because the people of Judah repeatedly rebel against God, God allows Babylon to capture them. However, because God has promised the Savior is to come from Judah, he preserves this small kingdom. After 70 years of captivity in Babylon, the people return to Canaan. There they rebuild the city of Jerusalem and its temple.