This first Jewish Diaspora happened when the kingdom of Judea was conquered by the Babylonians who destroyed the temple in Jerusalem and exiled the Jewish population to Babylonia ("Jews Around"). Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylon at that time, and was the one who had the Jewish temple destroyed. Nebuchadnezzar then had the Jews deported to Babylon and kept captive. The Jews tried hard to keep their culture and religion alive while in Babylon which was when the Torah was created (R. Sands, 1). The Torah is the Jewish Bible. They made it because Jews have a sense of community and connection to each other and to God. Now that they were dispersed, they needed a mean of connecting to God and the Torah could...
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