08 History I~HO

08 History I~HO - REL1310 THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES Spring...

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REL1310 Spring 2008 THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES History of Ancient Israel (Part I) I. Bronze Age Background A. Middle Bronze Age (2000-1550 B.C.) B. Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 B.C.) Egyptian hegemony Amarna (Akhetaten) Ramses II (1290-1224) Mycenaean civilization the Aegean “Sea Peoples” Mortuary temple of Ramses III (1183-1152) II. Iron Age I (1200-1000) New settlement pattern Merneptah Stele (ca. 1206 B.C.) III. Iron Age II (1000-586 B.C.) Regional kingdoms in Syria-Palestine: Phoenicia, Aram-Damascus, Ammon, Moab, Edom, Israel A. Israelite United Monarchy (ca. 1000-922) tribal confederation → centralized state Saul (1025-1000) Philistine threat David (1000-961) Solomon (961-922) Division of Kingdoms (1 Kgs 12) Rehoboam (922-915) Jeroboam I (922-901) Dan and Bethel B. Divided Monarchy (922-586 B.C.) 1. Davidic line continues to rule South Tel Dan Inscription: “House of David” Dynastic succession 2. In north, multiple changes of dynasty “Charismatic” kingship Omri (876-869) “Omride Dynasty’’
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