Babylon synopsis: Babylon: Center of the World opens with the biblical Daniel living in the city of Babylon. The Center of the World is about to fall to the invincible Persian army under the leadership of King Cyrus. Decades earlier Daniel was taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar when Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians. The wise man Daniel was an interpreter of dreams, signs, and visions, including the handwriting on the wall heralding the end of the Babylonian Empire. The fall of Babylon to Cyrus was foretold by Yahweh, the God of Israel and by Marduk, the chief god of Babylon; and was executed by worshipers of the Persian god Ahura Mazda. In fulfillment of Yahweh’s promise to his people, King Cyrus issued a decree allowing Jews living in exile to return to Judah for the purpose of rebuilding the Jerusalem Temple. In the midst of this confluence of divine activity, the prophet Daniel lived an exemplary life and stayed true to the God of Israel.
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