What does babylonian captivity mean?

babylonian captivity meaning in General Dictionary

the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC

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These were hard-headed men of affairs - men who would not lightly embark on joyous ventures, or seek for an ideal San Grail; nor were the popes, doomed to the Babylonian captivity for seventy long years at Avignon, able to call down the spark from on high which should consume all earthly ambitions in one great act of sacrifice.

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