Author Archives: Linda Watson

Maccabees

When the Medes and Persians overthrew Babylon, Cyrus issued an edict (538BC) allowing Judah to return and rebuild the temple (Ezra 1:1-5). However, only 50,000 returned to Palestine (Ezra 2:64-65). Many preferred to remain in Babylon, adopted their religion and … read more Mail this post

Babylon

 The two rivers River Euphrates (1800 miles) and the River Tigris (1500 miles) flow through a huge valley and empty into the :Persia Gulf.  The region is known as Mesopotmia. The Greeks called it Mesopotamia meaning ”between the rivers”. The … read more Mail this post