Oiy, vey The old BS about, "they made that up after the fact" is as ridiculous as it is redundant. The fact that the Babylonians as well as the Hebrews had it recorded in their historical texts should be sufficient proof. One, because the Hebrews considered it a stoneable offense to mess with the texts considered part of Holy Scripture, and would summarily dismiss from the planet anyone caught trying to change so much as one letter of what the prophets wrote; so it is hard to believe that no one objected, not the 50,000 that return to Israel nor the 450,000 that remained in Babylon. If someone were to try to fabricate scripture, their punishment would have been swift. Two, the Babylonians had nothing to gain by conspiring in a ruse for a God they did not believe in or worship, yet their own historians also write of it. Why? The trouble is, miracles have happened, and people who wish to dismiss the idea of God, a living God, who knows the future and tells His prophets about it, scares them. They have to explain things away, its a common ploy. Why did the Romans also write of Christ's life and death, because it did not happen? Same idea. Why would they deliberately help out the deception at the very self-same time they were killing all the Christians? Answer; they wouldn't. Their historians wrote factual accounts, not "stories" to help out the Hebrews or Gentiles who believed Jesus (God in the flesh) had come. Why did the Romans declare a census requiring Joseph and Mary to journey to Bethlehem were they conspiring to have Jesus born there to fulfill the scriptural prophecies? Or was that all written after the fact. The oldest Hebrew texts, still in existence are the Greek Septuagints, how is it that texts known to be around hundreds of years before Christ came also contain all the prophesies He fulfilled? and on, and on..yada yada The list I could give you is endless, but, without any desire to consider the truth, the facts will not profit you. When you study the writings of Herodotus, Josephus, and other ancient historians there becomes less and less doubt as to the authenticity of the accounts.