The 6th century BC consists of the years 600-501 BC.
- March 16, 597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jeconiah with Zedekiah as king. Judah becomes a vassal of Babylonia.
- 587 BC- 538 BC. Babylonia conquers Judah; Babylonian Captivity begins.
- 539 BC. Persia conquers Babylonia
- 538 BC. Persian king Cyrus the Great allows Jews to return to Judah, ending the Babylonian Captivity.
- 520 BC–516 BC. Some Jews, led by Sheshbazzar, a prince from the tribe of Judah, and Zerubbabel, a descendant of David, begin to rebuilf the temple. However, there work is stymied by Samaritans Ezra 4 4-6.
Kings of Judah
- (Babylonian Captivity)
- Jeremiah, 628 BC - 586 BC
- Daniel, 606 BC-530 BC
- Ezekiel, 592 BC - 570 BC
- Zechariah, 520 BC-515 BC
- Haggai, 520 BC
- Joel, c. 501 BC (latest date)
- Kings: E. R. Thiele, The Mysterious Numbers of the Hebrew Kings.
- Prophets: Wikipedia, 1 & 2 Kings
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