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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
The name given to the deportation of Jews from Judea to Babylon after the capture of Jerusalem by the king of Babylon, and which continued for 70 years, till they were allowed to return to their own land by Cyrus, who had conquered Babylon; those who returned were solely of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Babylonish Captivity'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/b/babylonish-captivity.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.