THE PROPHETS OF JUDAH AFTER THE ASSYRIAN EXILE OF 722/1 BC

ZEPHANIAH, JEREMIAH, HABAKKUK, NAHUM, DANIEL, EZEKIEL, HAGGAI AND MALACHI

The Assyrians captured and exiled the northern kingdom (which contained most of the tribes except for Judah and Benjamin). Judah was then left alone, with the capital city being Jerusalem, and therefore the temple in Jerusalem became the center of religious worship, but also the location of a scribal school, and therefore was probably the repository for many documents which were used by the Judean prophets. In particular, Jeremiah and his family seem to have been active in copying and editing religious documents.