The Northern Kingdom
which the Bible refers to as both "Israel" and "Ephraim"
was taken over by the Assyrians in 721 B.C. The Southern
Kingdom, known as "Judah", went down in defeat to the
Chaldean Empire in 586 B. C., during the reign of
Nebuchadnezzar, and were in captivity for seventy years.
Arise, and shine; for your light has come!
The glory of the Lord is risen upon you.