Instead of completely getting rid of the concept of other supernatural beings, these religions changed former deities into angels and demons. The Kingdom of Israel, Northern Kingdom or Samaria, existed as an independent state until 722 BCE, when it was conquered by the Assyrian Empire. In 63 BCE the Roman general Pompey conquered Jerusalem and the Romans put Hyrcanus II up as high priest, but Judea became a client-kingdom of Rome. On the destruction of the Samaritan temple on Mount Gerizim by John Hyrcanus, see for instance: Menahem Mor, "The Persian, Hellenistic and Hasmonean Period," in, Tubbs, Jonathan (2006) "The Canaanites" (BBC Books), History of the Jews in the Byzantine Empire, "Saul and Highlands of Benjamin Update: The Role of Jerusalem", "First Israel, Core Israel, United (Northern) Israel", First Israel, Core Israel, United (Northern) Israel, "The Iron I/IIA Transition in the Levant: A Reply to Mazar and Bronk Ramsey and a New Perspective", Jerusalem in the First Temple period (c.1000-586 B.C.E. [63] According to the biblical history, Ezra and Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem in the middle of the 5th century BCE, the former empowered by the Persian king to enforce the Torah, the latter holding the status of governor with a royal commission to restore Jerusalem's walls. Another former general, Antigonus Monophthalmus, had driven out the satrap of Babylon, Seleucus, in 317 and continued on towards the Levant. The Ottoman Empire conquered Judah from the Cusaders who had conquered it from its Islamic rulers. Seleucus was given the areas of Syria and Palestine, but Ptolemy would not give up those lands, causing the Syrian Wars between the Ptolemies and Seleucids. Kingdom of Judah conquered 586 BC by Babylonia. Kingdom of Israel conquered 722 BC by the Assyrians (mentioned in Assyrian records as well as the Old Testament). Judah at this time was a vassal state of Assyria, but Assyrian power collapsed in the 630s, and around 622 Josiah and his supporters launched a bid for independence expressed as loyalty to "Yahweh alone". Do you know the correct answer? The homeland of Assyria was in the northeast corner of the Fertile Crescent where the Tigris River flows southward across the plains, and the mountains of Kurdistan loom up in the background. [43] There is also a strong probability that for most or all of the period the temple at Bethel in Benjamin replaced that at Jerusalem, boosting the prestige of Bethel's priests (the Aaronites) against those of Jerusalem (the Zadokites), now in exile in Babylon. His reign brought them peace and economic stability. What empires conquered israel and judah. [83] Around this time Judas was able to make a treaty with the Romans. [51], The concentration of the biblical literature on the experience of the exiles in Babylon disguises the fact that the great majority of the population remained in Judah; for them, life after the fall of Jerusalem probably went on much as it had before. The arranged marriage did not work and Berenice, Antiochus, and their child were killed from an order of Antiochus' former wife. Simon and two of his sons were killed in a plot to overthrow the Hasmoneans. Israel has become the province of Assyria, and Judah has preserved its independence, but it had to pay to the Assyrians huge tax. Both the biblical and Assyrian sources speak of a massive deportation of people from Israel and their replacement with settlers from other parts of the empire – such population exchanges were an established part of Assyrian imperial policy, a means of breaking the old power structure – and the former Israel never again became an independent political entity. Israel is now the home of the Jews, and it was proclaimed a nation in 1948. However, not soon after this Antigonus came back and forced Ptolemy to retreat back to Egypt. (D-4) Assyria Passed from the Scene. [49] Most significantly, the trauma of the exile experience led to the development of a strong sense of Hebrew identity distinct from other peoples,[50] with increased emphasis on symbols such as circumcision and Sabbath-observance to sustain that distinction. Eventually, the two groups had little in common. The capital of this smaller kingdom was Jerusalem. How many candles are on a Hanukkah menorah? He defied his father's wishes that his mother should take over the government and instead had her and all of his brothers except for one thrown in prison. Lysias claimed to be his regent. When: Israel, 722 BC; Judah, in three invasions between 605 and 586 BC. Both of these wars hurt Palestine more than the previous three. People sparsely populated the region of Israel and Judah during the time of Moses. He had to pay a large sum of money, tear down the walls of the city, acknowledge Seleucid power over Judea, and help the Seleucids fight against the Parthians. [82] A group of scribes called the Hasideans asked him for his word that he would not harm anyone. Cyrus' Acts Foretold. His last remaining son, John Hyrcanus, was supposed to be killed as well, but he was informed of the plan and rushed to Jerusalem to keep it safe. Having failed to conquer Judah, Sennacherib returned home to Nineveh, capital of Assyria at the time. After the exile by the Romans at 70 C.E., the Jewish people migrated to Europe and . The city which gave its name to the country and empire, even as it took its own name from the national god, was Ashur. [92] Some scholars attribute this henotheistic period to influences from Mesopotamia. The decades that followed will bring many changes in the north and the south. Jonathan used this chance to exchange his services of troops for Demetrius so that he could take back Jerusalem. Answers: 2. continue. Hyrcanus was able to take back Judea and keep his power. However, Lysias had to pull out because of a contradiction of who was to be regent for Antiochus V. Shortly after, both were killed by Demetrius I Soter who became the new king. Demetrius was defeated at the battle of Gaza and Ptolemy regained control of Yehud Medinata. [109] At this time, circumcision, dietary laws, and Sabbath-observance gained more significance as symbols of Jewish identity, and the institution of the synagogue became increasingly important, and most of the biblical literature, including the Torah, was written or substantially revised during this time. Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 B.C.E., whereas Judah, though severely damaged, narrowly escaped the dreadful onslaught of the Assyrian war machine. The Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah were two related Israelite kingdoms from the Iron Age period of the ancient Southern Levant. The red line describes Israel's current borders incl. [76] After Ptolemy I came Ptolemy II Philadelphus, who was able to keep the territory of Yehud Medinata and brought the dynasty to the peak of its power. [42] (This was standard Babylonian practice: when the Philistine city of Ashkalon was conquered in 604, the political, religious and economic elite [but not the bulk of the population] was banished and the administrative centre shifted to a new location). John Hyrcanus also kept good relations with the Roman and the Egyptians, owing to the large number of Jews living there, and conquered Transjordan, Samaria,[86] and Idumea (also known as Edom). [56] The Israel of the Persian period consisted of descendants of the inhabitants of the old kingdom of Judah, returnees from the Babylonian exile community, Mesopotamians who had joined them or had been exiled themselves to Samaria at a far earlier period, Samaritans, and others. That and the combination of the ineffective rulers Ptolemy IV Philopater and Ptolemy V and the might of the large Seleucid army ended the century-long rule of the Ptolemaic Dynasty over Palestine.[78]. Answer: The struggle between Judah and Babylon was long and ultimately disastrous for Judah. The geographical area where they arose was between the eastern coast line of the Mediterranean Sea and the depression of the Jordan Valley. There is evidence to show that it was not that simple and that there was negotiation, but Lysias still left. [31] In the central highlands this resulted in unification in a kingdom with the city of Samaria as its capital,[31] possibly by the second half of the 10th century BCE when an inscription of the Egyptian pharaoh Shoshenq I, the biblical Shishak, records a series of campaigns directed at the area. Kottsieper in Lipschits 2006, pp. The fall of Samaria, Israel's capital, took place in 721 BC. [39], Babylonian Judah suffered a steep decline in both economy and population[40] and lost the Negev, the Shephelah, and part of the Judean hill country, including Hebron, to encroachments from Edom and other neighbours. Many scholars agree that the Israelite god of Yahweh was adopted from the Canaanite god El. [65] During the 5th century BCE, Ezra and Nehemiah attempted to re-integrate these rival factions into a united and ritually pure society, inspired by the prophecies of Ezekiel and his followers. Before he killed the king, the minister Heliodorus had tried to steal the treasures the temple in Jerusalem. Since then, intensive surveys have examined the traditional territories of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, Ephraim, and Manasseh. 538 - Cyrus the Great, King of Persia, conquers Babylonia. Hezekiah (715-697 BC) continued with policy of paying tax to Assyria, but he tried to gain as bigger politic Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. Blenkinsopp in Blenkinsopp 2003, pp. True to Bible prophecy, these events occurred when the 70 years of exile expired. [37] This is reflected in archaeological sites and findings, such as the Broad Wall; a defensive city wall in Jerusalem; and the Siloam tunnel, an aqueduct designed to provide Jerusalem with water during an impending siege by the Neo-Assyrian Empire led by Sennacherib; and the Siloam inscription, a lintel inscription found over the doorway of a tomb, has been ascribed to comptroller Shebna. This, the last nominally independent kingdom of Israel, gradually lost its independence from 63 BCE with its conquest by Pompey of Rome, becoming a Roman and later Parthian client kingdom. The chancellor, Lysias, sent three generals to do just that, but they were all defeated by the Maccabees. It is thought that this shows a turning point in the Jew's support of the Ptolemies. [53] The assassination around 582 of the Babylonian governor by a disaffected member of the former royal House of David provoked a Babylonian crackdown, possibly reflected in the Book of Lamentations, but the situation seems to have soon stabilised again. The tribe of Benjamin also came back to partner with Judah. In the formerly sparsely populated highlands from the Judean hills in the south to the hills of Samaria in the north, far from the Canaanite cities that were in the process of collapse and disintegration, about two-hundred fifty hilltop communities suddenly sprang up. ", Lemche, Neils Peter, "The Old Testament between theology and history: a critical survey" (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), Levine, Lee I., "Jerusalem: portrait of the city in the second Temple period (538 B.C.E.–70 C.E.)" The name Judea (Iudaea) then ceased to be used by Greco-Romans. In this manner was Babylon conquered" (History, book 1, paragraphs 191-192). [45] The most significant casualty was the state ideology of "Zion theology,"[46] the idea that the god of Israel had chosen Jerusalem for his dwelling-place and that the Davidic dynasty would reign there forever. [87][88] Aristobulus I was the first Hasmonean priest-king. This religion was subsequently adopted by the landowners of Judah, who in 640 BCE placed the eight-year-old Josiah on the throne. Question: "When and how was Judah conquered by the Babylonians?" There are many quotes from the Old Testament support this point of view. I… [101][102] With the emergence of the monarchy at the beginning of Iron Age II the kings promoted their family god, Yahweh, as the god of the kingdom, but beyond the royal court, religion continued to be both polytheistic and family-centered. Summary: 1. LMLK seals on storage jar handles, excavated from strata in and around that formed by Sennacherib's destruction, appear to have been used throughout Sennacherib's 29-year reign, along with bullae from sealed documents, some that belonged to Hezekiah himself and others that name his servants. [70] Ptolemy I asserted himself as the ruler of Egypt in 322 and seized Yehud Medinata in 320, but his successors lost it in 198 to the Seleucids of Syria. [23] Archaeologists and historians attempting to trace the origins of these villagers have found it impossible to identify any distinctive features that could define them as specifically Israelite – collared-rim jars and four-room houses have been identified outside the highlands and thus cannot be used to distinguish Israelite sites,[24] and while the pottery of the highland villages is far more limited than that of lowland Canaanite sites, it develops typologically out of Canaanite pottery that came before. Israelite religion shares many characteristics with Canaanite religion, which itself was formed with influence from Mesopotamian religious traditions. The eastern Mediterranean seaboard – the Levant – stretches 400 miles north to south from the Taurus Mountains to the Sinai Peninsula, and 70 to 100 miles east to west between the sea and the Arabian Desert. The Hebrew empire eventually collapses, Moab successfully revolts against Judah, and Ammon successfully secedes from Israel. [22] The villages were more numerous and larger in the north, and probably shared the highlands with pastoral nomads, who left no remains. Israel has become the province of Assyria, and Judah has preserved its independence, but it had to pay to the Assyrians huge tax. However, in 153 the Seleucid Empire started to face some problems. [64] The biblical history mentions tension between the returnees and those who had remained in Yehud, the returnees rebuffing the attempt of the "peoples of the land" to participate in the rebuilding of the Temple; this attitude was based partly on the exclusivism that the exiles had developed while in Babylon and, probably, also partly on disputes over property. The location and geographical characteristics of the narrow Levant made the area a battleground among the powerful entities that surrounded it. However, there were others who also had their eyes on that area. However, it was his mother, Cleopatra III, who came to help Alexander and not her son. Finkelstein, Israel, and Eli Piasetzky, 2010. He also married his brother's widow, showing little respect for Jewish law. . After Alexander Jannaeus' death, his widow became ruler, but not high priest. To the southwest is Egypt, to the northeast Mesopotamia. Religion was very much centered around the family, as opposed to the community. Darius introduced a reform of the administrative arrangements of the empire including the collection, codification and administration of local law codes, and it is reasonable to suppose that this policy lay behind the redaction of the Jewish Torah. [39] Judah prospered as a vassal state (despite a disastrous rebellion against Sennacherib), but in the last half of the 7th century BCE, Assyria suddenly collapsed, and the ensuing competition between Egypt and the Neo-Babylonian Empire for control of the land led to the destruction of Judah in a series of campaigns between 597 and 582. 922 - Israel is split into two nations: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. "[19] This "Israel" was a cultural and probably political entity, well enough established for the Egyptians to perceive it as a possible challenge, but an ethnic group rather than an organised state. [74], Ptolemy I took control of Egypt in 322 BCE after the death of Alexander the Great. [60] The Persians may have experimented initially with ruling Yehud as a Davidic client-kingdom under descendants of Jehoiachin,[61] but by the mid–5th century BCE, Yehud had become, in practice, a theocracy, ruled by hereditary high priests,[62] with a Persian-appointed governor, frequently Jewish, charged with keeping order and seeing that taxes (tribute) were collected and paid. [71][72] Hasmonean kings attempted to revive the Judah described in the Bible: a Jewish monarchy ruled from Jerusalem and including all territories once ruled by David and Solomon. [69], The beginning of the Hellenistic Period is marked by the conquest of Alexander the Great (333 BCE). It enslaved the people of Israel for more than two centuries before they became a nation. Early Period—2000-1800. In this transitional period many followers of the Israelite religion worshiped the god Yahweh but did not deny the existence of other deities accepted throughout the region. IDENTIFYING THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL by Bruce McKerras Foreword by Yair Davidiy, representing Brit-Am, Movement of the Ten Tribes. But Judah's escape from imperial domination would be brief. In its stronger periods it still exercised influence to the north, at times cooperating with and at times ho… [107], The Second Temple period (520 BCE – 70 CE) differed in significant ways from what had gone before. The kingdom of Judah was only left to themselves. The discovery of the remains of a dense network of highland villages – all apparently established within the span of few generations – indicated that a dramatic social transformation had taken place in the central hill country of Canaan around 1200 BCE. Yehud's population over the entire period was probably never more than about 30,000 and that of Jerusalem no more than about 1,500, most of them connected in some way to the Temple. The Genesis of Israelite Identity". [90], Henotheism is defined in the dictionary as adherence to one god out of several. ", Learn how and when to remove this template message, Avery-Peck, Alan, and Neusner, Jacob, (eds), "The Blackwell Companion to Judaism (Blackwell, 2003), Marc Zvi, "The Creation of History in Ancient Israel" (Routledge, 1995), Cook, Stephen L., "The social roots of biblical Yahwism" (Society of Biblical Literature, 2004), Day, John (ed), "In search of pre-exilic Israel: proceedings of the Oxford Old Testament Seminar" (T&T Clark International, 2004), Gravett, Sandra L., "An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach" (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), Grisanti, Michael A., and Howard, David M., (eds), "Giving the Sense:Understanding and Using Old Testament Historical Texts" (Kregel Publications, 2003), Hess, Richard S., "Israelite religions: an archaeological and biblical survey" Baker, 2007), Kavon, Eli, "Did the Maccabees Betray the Hanukka Revolution? The southern kingdom, with little more than two tribes, was called Judah. [34], Judah emerged as an operational kingdom somewhat later than Israel, during the second half of 9th century BCE,[3] but the subject is one of considerable controversy. What does contingent mean in real estate? Chaldeans and assyrians. 922 - Israel is split into two nations: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. His brother Antiochus IV Epiphanes took his place. 109–10. [16] The process was gradual[17] and a strong Egyptian presence continued into the 12th century BCE, and, while some Canaanite cities were destroyed, others continued to exist in Iron Age I. Around this time was the re-dedication of the temple. [96][97][98], During this intermediate period of henotheism many families worshiped different gods. Gaza, the West Bank and the Golan Heights. Questions in other subjects: Mathematics, 18.07.2019 13:00. Cyrus the Persian, allied with the Medes, conquered the Babylonian Empire and freed the descendants of the kingdom of Judah who had been taken into captivity. By the middle of the ninth century B.C., Israel had been divided into its northern and southern kingdoms for more than a hundred years and powerful Assyria was on the move against its neighbors.Assyrian conquests in the west and south were delayed for a time by a confederation organized in the days of Shalmaneser III (859–824 B.C. Produced by RiddleMaps.com. In the Late Bronze Age there were no more than about 25 villages in the highlands, but this increased to over 300 by the end of Iron Age I, while the settled population doubled from 20,000 to 40,000. It is important to note the distinction between the peoples of these two nations: Israel and Judah. Israel … [30], Unusually favourable climatic conditions in the first two centuries of Iron Age II brought about an expansion of population, settlements and trade throughout the region. Seleucus found refuge with Ptolemy and they both rallied troops against Antigonus' son Demetrius, since Antigonus had retreated back to Asia Minor. Within a century of Solomon 's death, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah were left as tiny little states - no bigger than Connecticut - on the larger map of the Middle East. Israel was destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 B.C.E., whereas Judah, though severely damaged, narrowly escaped the dreadful onslaught of the Assyrian war machine. He killed a Jew who was going to do so as well as the king's representative. As the Assyrian Empire grew, it came into contact with both Israel and Judah. He also allowed them to keep their religious practices, so long as they paid their taxes and didn't rebel. [52] It may even have improved, as they were rewarded with the land and property of the deportees, much to the anger of the community of exiles remaining in Babylon. To the west, on the Mediterranean coast, were the city-states of the Philistines. Jerusalem eventually fell to the Babylonian Empire and was destroyed in 586 B.C.E. [48] The exile community in Babylon thus became the source of significant portions of the Hebrew Bible: Isaiah 40–55; Ezekiel; the final version of Jeremiah; the work of the hypothesized priestly source in the Pentateuch; and the final form of the history of Israel from Deuteronomy to 2 Kings. What empires conquered Israel and Judah. [67] Other important landmarks in this period include the replacement of Hebrew as the everyday language of Judah by Aramaic (although Hebrew continued to be used for religious and literary purposes)[68] and Darius's reform of the empire's bureaucracy, which may have led to extensive revisions and reorganizations of the Jewish Torah. [44], The Babylonian conquest entailed not just the destruction of Jerusalem and its temple, but the liquidation of the entire infrastructure which had sustained Judah for centuries. In his absence, his rivals put up a new high priest. [89], In 40–39 BCE, Herod the Great was appointed King of the Jews by the Roman Senate, and in 6 CE the last ethnarch of Judea, a descendant of Herod's, was deposed by Emperor Augustus, his territories combined with Idumea and Samaria and annexed as Iudaea Province under direct Roman administration. In about 931 B.C., the area was divided into two kingdoms: Israel in the north and Judah in the south. In c 721BC, [32] Israel had clearly emerged in the first half of the 9th century BCE,[3] this is attested when the Assyrian king Shalmaneser III names "Ahab the Israelite" among his enemies at the battle of Qarqar (853 BCE). The two southern tribes formed Judah. [84] His brother Simon took his place. The religion of the Israelites of Iron Age I, like the Ancient Canaanite religion from which it evolved and other religions of the ancient Near East, was based on a cult of ancestors and worship of family gods (the "gods of the fathers"). This went on until the Battle of Ipsus in 301 where Seleucus' armies defeated Antigonus. As such many different areas worshiped different gods, due to social isolation. [35] There are indications that during the 10th and 9th centuries BCE, the southern highlands had been divided between a number of centres, none with clear primacy. 586 - Babylon, ruled by Nebuchadnezzar II, conquers Judah and destroys the Temple and takes many Israelites captive. He, like the Ptolemies, let the Jews keep their religion and customs and even went so far as to encourage the rebuilding of the temple and city after they welcomed him so warmly into Jerusalem. The destruction of Jerusalem, its Temple, and the Davidic dynasty by Babylon in 587/586 BCE was deeply traumatic and led to revisions of the national mythos during the Babylonian exile. Byzantine Empires, Islamic and Christian crusaders, Ottoman Empire, and the British Empire. Because of this, Mattathias and his sons had to flee. As a result of this, more Greeks and Macedonians moved to those new cities and brought over their customs and culture, or Hellenism. Some scholars have used the Bible as evidence to argue that most of the people alive during the events recounted in the Old Testament, including Moses, were most likely henotheists. What empire conquered the southern Kingdom of Judah and when? Israel's southern neighbor, the Kingdom of Judah, emerged in the second half of 9th century BCE,[3] and later became a client state of first the Neo-Assyrian Empire and then the Neo-Babylonian Empire before a revolt against the latter led to its destruction in 586 BCE. The Assyrians overthrew Israel; the Babylonians conquered Judah. Not much is known about the happenings of those in Yehud Medinata from the time of Alexander's death until the Battle of Ipsus due to the frequent battles. [77] The Fourth and Fifth Syrian Wars marked the end of the Ptolemaic control of Palestine. 2. During the reign of King Jehoiakim (609—597 BC), “Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant for three years” (2 Kings 24:1). [28], These surveys revolutionized the study of early Israel. FOREIGN EMPIRES THAT HAVE RULED IN ISRAEL ... (Judah) one of the 12 sons of Jacob (Reuben, Shimon, Levi, Yehuda, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Yisachar, Zevulun, Yosef, Binyamin) ... 63 BCE-313 CE Roman The Roman army led by Titus conquered Jerusalem and destroyed the Second Temple at 70 CE. Following Alexander’s death in 323 BCE, the region formerly known as the Kingdom of Judah was taken by his general Ptolemy I, who also held Egypt, but was lost to the Seleucids of Syria in 198 BCE. The dynasty came to an end in 40 BCE when Herod was crowned king of Judah by the Romans. 538 (BCE) - The Persians King Cyrus of Persia (today Iran) conquered the entire Babylonian Empire, allowed the exiled Jews to return from Babylon, and accepted a form of Jewish home rule in Jerusalem. 538 - Cyrus the Great, King of Persia, conquers Babylonia. [9] The coastal plain of the southern Levant, broad in the south and narrowing to the north, is backed in its southernmost portion by a zone of foothills, the Shfela; like the plain this narrows as it goes northwards, ending in the promontory of Mount Carmel. As conflicts over the throne arose, he completely took control of the Acra. After the Bar Kochba revolt of 135 CE, the Romans expelled most Jews from the region and renamed it Palestine (Palaestiane). Assyria conquered Israel, then Babylon conquered Assyria and Judah, then Persia conquered Babylon, then the Seuclid Empire conquered Judah, then the Judeans revolted, then Rome conquered Judah, then the Islamic Caliphate conquered the Byzantine Empire (the remains of the Roman Empire). Eventually they would come to destroy Israel and scattered its people; a Southwest Asian kingdom that controlled a large empire from about 850 to 612 B.C. These surveys have revealed the sudden emergence of a new culture contrasting with the Philistine and Canaanite societies existing in the Land of Israel earlier during Iron Age I. [12], The Canaanite city state system broke down during the Late Bronze Age collapse,[15] and Canaanite culture was then gradually absorbed into that of the Philistines, Phoenicians and Israelites. [106] There is a general consensus among scholars that the first formative event in the emergence of the distinctive religion described in the Bible was triggered by the destruction of Israel by Assyria in c. 722 BCE. His death in 522 was followed by a period of turmoil until Darius the Great seized the throne in about 521. [20], Archaeologist Paula McNutt says: "It is probably ... during Iron Age I [that] a population began to identify itself as 'Israelite'," differentiating itself from its neighbours via prohibitions on intermarriage, an emphasis on family history and genealogy, and religion.[21]. Questions in other subjects: Mathematics, 18.07.2019 13:00. The new high priest, Alcimus, had come to Jerusalem with the company of an army lead by Bacchides. 722 - The Assyrians conquer the Northern Kingdom. When did organ music become associated with baseball? These farmers made a lot of money off of this, but it also put a rift between the aristocracy and everyone else. [66], The Persian era, and especially the period between 538 and 400 BCE, laid the foundations for the unified Judaic religion and the beginning of a scriptural canon. During the siege of the Acra, one of Judas' brothers, Eleazor, was killed. In Hezekiah’s day Judah rebelled against Assyria setting the stage for the memorable story of the Angel of the Lord killing 185,000 Assyrians in one night to protect Judah. The Kingdom of Judah, or Southern Kingdom, existed as an independent state until 586 BCE, when it was conquered by the Neo-Babylonian Empire . Alexander the Great then conquered the Persian Empire. Israel’s southern neighbor, the Kingdom of Judah, emerged in … How: By military invasion and conquest. What empires conquered israel and judah 2 See answers dreblue dreblue Neo-Assyrian Empire and then the Neo-Babylonian Empire before a revolt against the latter led to its destruction in 586 BCE. 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