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Seventy Years

SEVENTY YEARS

The period assigned by Jeremiah for the duration of the Jewish exile in Babylon (Jeremiah 25:11,12; 29:10; compare 2 Chronicles 36:21; Ezra 1:1; Daniel 9:2). If the period be reckoned from the date of the first deportation in the 4th year of Jehoiakim (2 Kings 24:1; 2 Chronicles 36:6; Daniel 1:1 by another reckoning calls it the 3rd year), i.e. 606 BC, till the decree of Cyrus, 536 BC, the prediction was fulfilled to a year.

See CAPTIVITY.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SEVENTY YEARS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.