A period of absence from one’s homeland, often imposed as a form of punishment. The OT regards Israel’s exile in Babylon as a form of divine punishment for past sin and as an opportunity for renewal and rededication.
Exile commanded by God for his purposes
Exile imposed as a form of punishment
Exile through military defeat
Exile through personal choice
To support friends 2Sa 15:19-21
Those exiled because of their faith
God does not intend exile to be permanent