Buy Essay The downfall of Judah
The Jews committed many sins, among them idolatry and intermarrying with foreigners, which led to the downfall of Judah. God destroyed and scattered them. While in exile, the Jews repented and God delivered them from captivity. They went back to Judah under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah. God had made a covenant with the pre-exilic prophets that he would always sustainJudah, the land of their forefathers that the Jews would possess forever.
Merrill (1991, p.297), explains that in order to fulfill the covenant, God had to rescue them from captivity. God destroyed nations when they went against his will and most of them had ended in doom when they were exiled into captivity. Only Judah had survived because they were guided by the covenant. They accepted to repent, lose their evil ways and turn back to God. They did not lose their individuality, but instead, they were strengthened since they were back to their ancestral land. This is as stated in Jeremiah 31: 8, “Even the lost tribes would be found and return to the fold.”