1. Exposition

Did all the exiles come up from Babylon to Jerusalem?

Ezra 1:11 (ESV)

11 all the vessels of gold and of silver were 5,400. All these did Sheshbazzar bring up, when the exiles were brought up from Babylonia to Jerusalem.

Even though it appears as if all the exiles came up from Babylon to Jerusalem in one big event, it is most likely that they came up in groups over a number of years.1