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- n. the deportation of the Jews to Babylonia by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 BC
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Anabaptists and Carlstadt that polygamy was lawful, and by Luther's assertion in the _Babylonian Captivity_ that it was preferable to divorce, [Sidenote: 1526] he begged to be allowed to take more wives, but was at first refused.
London, wrote Wolsey from Worms of the devotion of the Germans to their leader, and sent to him _The Babylonian Captivity_ with the comment,
On The Babylonian Captivity, written in Latin and directed at priests, was even more challenging.