In this work Luther examines the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church in the light of his interpretation of the Bible. With regard to the Eucharist, he advocates restoring the cup to the laity, dismisses the Catholic doctrine of Transubstantiation but affirms the real presence of the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, and rejects the teaching that the Mass is a sacrifice offered to God.
King Darius the Mede attacks Babylon. Drunken guards left the gates open and Darius took advantage of this. This night was the end of Babylonian rule and Darius took the kingdom.
The Babylonian Captivity of the American Church: A Wake Up Call From A Seasoned Pastor
James Tissot, "The Flight of the Prisoners". The Babylonian captivity (or Babylonian exile) is the period in Jewish history during which a number of Jews of the ancient Kingdom of Judah were captives in Babylonia during the reign of Nebuchadnezzer. The Jews were deported in 597 BC, circa 587 BC, and circa 582 BC, respectively.
The Second Temple of Jerusalem was the main structure of religious worship in ancient Israel. Built upon the site of the First, or Solomon's Temple, the Second Temple was in actuality two separate buildings: the temple built by Zerubbabel from 538 to 516 B.C. after the return of the Jewish exiles from the Babylonian Captivity; and a complete rebuilding of the structure on a grand scale begun by King Herod from 20 B.C. to 64 A.D. Both buildings are considered one temple, as the religious…
The First Age - Creation to the Deluge The Second Age - ends with the birth of Abraham The Third Age - ends with the reign of King David The Fourth Age - closes with the Babylonian captivity The Fifth Age - closes with the Incarnations of Jesus The Sixth Age - extends from the birth of Christ to the end of the world, end of the contains three blank leaves in which to transcribe "various marvelous events" that of the book and before the end of the world. The Seventh Age - Anti-Christ