Jerusalem’s exiled young elite arrived in magnificent Babylon after a two-month-long march.
King Nebuchadnezzar who arrived ahead of them to bury his father, had already planned that the Hebrew youths would enter academic training as soon as possible.
The curriculum ensured a thorough indoctrination in Babylonian thought and culture.
Critics described the training as a brainwashing exercise designed to produce unquestioning loyalty to the Babylonian throne.
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