How Did Cyrus Conquest Of The Babylonians

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Cyrus’ conquest of the Babylonians affected the Jews in exile by allowing them to return to their homeland. Cyrus reversed the policies of the previous king. He did not destroy religious shrines like the Temple during conquests and encouraged the people to rebuild their shrines. He provided funding for the reconstruction and was labeled as the messiah because he delivered the Israelites from their captivity in Babylon. The returning exiles were given money, goods, animals, and offerings (cite book pg.

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