Events of The Bible

Destruction of the First Temple

Destruction of the First Temple

Destruction of the First Temple

חורבן בית המקדש הראשון

Churban Beit HaMikdash HaRishon

khur-BAN bayt ha-mik-DASH ha-ri-SHON

Where does Destruction of the First Temple take place?

In the city of Jerusalem in the Land of Israel.

When does Destruction of the First Temple take place?

On the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av in year 3338 on the Hebrew Calendar, generally calculated as 423 BCE.

What happened at Destruction of the First Temple?

During the Destruction of the First Temple, the Babylonians invaded and sacked Jerusalem. The city was destroyed, its walls were pulled down, and First Temple was destroyed by fire. The holy items and decorations of the Temple were stripped and taken to Babylon.

The Destruction was a highly traumatic event for the People of Israel and is commemorated on Tisha B’Av, the Jewish national day of mourning.

The prophet Jeremiah had prophesied (29:10) that the People of Israel would return to Israel from the Exile after 70 years, which indeed came to pass.

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