The Empires of Daniel’s Visions: The Babylonians

c. 605–538 b.c.

Though their empire was short-lived by comparison with the Assyrians before them and the Persians after them, the Babylonians dominated the Near East during the early days of Daniel, and they were responsible for his initial exile to Babylon. Daniel himself, however, outlived the Babylonian Empire, which fell to the Persians in 538 b.c.

The Empires of Daniel’s Visions: The Babylonians

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