Post-Babylonian Exile

Jewish History >> Post-Babylonian Exile

* Some of these dates are partially based upon Jewish tradition.

538-333bce Persian Period
520-515bce Second Temple rebuilt
520bce Prophet Haggai
450-400bce Reformation led by Ezra and Nehemiah
438bce Achashverosh becomes king of Persia
426bce Haman’s downfall and execution
425bce Haman’s ten sons executed; Purim celebration
411bce Bagoas, a Persian, is made governor of Jerusalem
333-63bce Hellenistic period
333bce Alexander the Great conquers the Land of Israel
320-168bce Judaism under Greek Ptolemies & Seleucids
175bce Selicid, king of Syria, plunders Jerusalem
166-160bce Jewish Maccabean revolt
142-129bce Jewish autonomy under Hasmoneans