We are all priests, as many of us as are called Christians," Luther wrote in On the Babylonian Captivity
of the Church.
He spoke of Iran's liberating the Jews from their Babylonian captivity
and of offering refuge to Armenians fleeing genocide.
Pettegree is effective in showing how the original and powerful content that Luther provided, particularly in his greatest publications, such as his three great pamphlets of 1520 (To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation, The Babylonian Captivity
of the Church, and The Freedom of a Christian Man), fed the rising printing industry.
Jerusalem's significance, for instance, lies in the fact that many important events in the Hebrew Bible are believed to have transpired there: from Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac to the rise of King David, the building of Solomon's temple, and its restoration following the Babylonian captivity
By 1520, he was virtually convinced that the pope in Rome was the Antichrist and the people in the church were being held in Babylonian captivity
Iraq's Jewish community was one of the oldest in the world, tracing their history back to Babylonian captivity
, around 585BC.
I started looking for more information about what might have caused the mass migration of Jews from Mesopotamia; the land where they'd established their first diaspora community, following the Babylonian captivity
Jews have not forgotten the Babylonian captivity
and the Iranians have not forgotten the battle of Qadisiyah that led to the destruction of the Persian Empire.
The Genesis and Exodus stories, the Babylonian captivity
, and the incarnation of Christ, according to Kiwiyani, can be read as universal Christian stories of migration, of which Africans have been part from the outset.
Reassuring those who feared that they could not continue their relationship with God in exile, God explains, "ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart" The Babylonian captivity
is thus the origin of Judaism as a law-based religion that can be practiced anywhere, rather than a sacrificial cult focused on the sacred temple.
Kaufmann, The Babylonian Captivity
and Deutero-Isaiah, (New York: Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 1970), p.
Orthodox theology, Bordeianu tells us, went through a kind of Babylonian captivity
to Western theologies, Catholic and Protestant, after the fall of Constantinople in 1453.