Many people today are aware of the Holocaust in which Nazi persecution led to the deaths of 6 million Jews. But Jews have endured intense persecutions for centuries before that. During the first and second centuries of this era, the Romans killed as many as 1.8 million Jews. And, the ancient destructions of Israel by the Assyrians and Babylonians nearly destroyed the people and country of Israel.
Below are some Biblical prophecies that foretold of the persecutions of the people of Israel.
The people of Israel would be persecuted in many nations
God will never forget the children of Israel
The Jews would survive Babylonian rule and return home
Enemies would move into the land of Israel