Visual Timeline: Judaism

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1000 BCE: Tentative date of the composition of the Torah's J source.
 
 
900 BCE: Tentative date of the composition of the Torah's E(?) source.
 
 
621 BCE: Tentative date of the composition of the Torah's D source.
 
597 BCE - 587 BCE: Jews are deported to Babylonia.
 
 
587 BCE - 539 BCE: Jewish exile in Babylonia. Babylonian Talmud is written.
 
 
539 BCE: Fall of Babylon, conquered by Cyrus of Persia. Return of the Jews.
 
 
539 BCE - 330 BCE: Tentative date of the redactional (=editorial) activity of the Torah's P source.
 
 
250 BCE: Torah is translated into Greek in Alexandria, Egypt.
 
 
132 CE - 135 CE: Jewish revolt of Bar Kokhba.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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