The Hebrews had a long history of persecution starting with their earliest exile from the kingdom of Assyria. The Hebrew community was exiled more than once, scattering the population and the community all over the face of the globe. However, the earliest Diasporas occurred within the Hebrew community was a result of the brutal actions of the Assyrian and later, the Babylonian kingdoms. In the year of 721 BCE, the Assyrians intruded the homeland of the Jews—Israel—and further conquered and annihilated the North Kingdom of this land. In approximately 587 BCE, the Babylonians intruded and destroyed the South Kingdom of Israel. Both the Assyrians and the Babylonians drove the Hebrew out of their home of ...
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