However, popular historical dating sets the destruction of Jerusalem at 586 or 587-BCE. If you believe the accepted historical dates; Jeru Salem was destroyed around 586/87-BCE and King Cyrus (pronounced Kai-russ) of Persia conquered Babylon in 539-BCE.Then he allowed the Jews to return to their homeland two years later, in 537-BCE.No archaeological excavations have ever beencarried out on the Mount due to opposition from religious leaders.The sealed level, dated from the eighth to the sixth centuries BCE, was exposed at the end of August in the area close to the southeastern corner of the raised platform surrounding the Dome of the Rock.
And these things God did afford them; for he stirred up the mind of Cyrus, and made him write this throughout all Asia: Thus saith Cyrus the king: Since God Almighty hath appointed me to be king of the habitable earth, I believe that he is that God which the nation of the Israelites worship; for indeed he foretold my name by the prophets, and that I should build him a house at Jerusalem, in the country of Judea.
However, despite its seeming bedrock character, the 1446 BC date has largely been ignored or maligned by the modern theorists.
One reason is the lack of evidence for the Exodus in the supposedly “corresponding” Egyptian time frame–that of the 18th Dynasty (1550-1352 BC). Figure 1 compares the The Egyptian history of the 18th Dynasty period does not harmonize with the biblical depiction of an Egypt crippled by plagues and a destroyed army.
King David ranks with the great patriarchs of the Old Testament in many ways.
At the time of Christ, a synonym for "Messiah" was "Son of David" (Mat.