In order to talk about Israel History one need many pages and first
we have to divide it into periods.
The history of our country and our people is all one. No matter where the Jews live their fate is always linked to Israel.
I have been learning about Jewish and Historu of Israel since I was a child in school. I am no expert on this matter, but will try to present to you the history in a clear and concise way in the following pages.
Abraham leading his son Isaac to Sacrifice
Painting by Domenichino 1581-1641 at the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas
Old Testament Timeline
17th Century BCE – Time of the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Here starts the history of the first monotheistic people and the beginning of Jews as a nation.
Abraham leaves his native Ur and settles in the Promised Land. Years later, in the times of Jacob and his sons they had to migrate to Egypt forced by famine.
13th Century BCE – Moses leads the Israelites on the Exodus out of Egypt. They wandered in the desert for 40 years, received from God the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai and enter the Land of Israel lead by Joshua Bin Nun. They settle in the Land of Israel.
1020 to 960 BCE – Kingdom of Israel established with Saul as the First King. Then King David made Jerusalem the Capital of Israel.
Moses hits the Rock and gives water to his thirsty People
Painting by Jacopo da Ponte 1510-1592 at the Louvre Museum in Paris
King Solomon builds the First Temple
Common Era – Birth of Jesus
The Red Crescent Staff in the time of the Ottoman Empire
The Jews resist in Masada
First Aliyah or First group of Jews arriving to Eretz Israel in the 1800s
In the following pages I am going to elaborate a little more about Israel History and after that the creation of the State of Israel.
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