Israel has distinct markings: 6,4,3, 5 above.
The West Bank is the western bank of the
Jordan River, which runs south and is the boundary between Palestine and Jordan.
in the Dead Sea.
The first use of the term Israel was that of a man.
According to Jewish, Christian, and
Muslim teachers, there was a man named Abraham.
His God told him to go to Palestine
and find a land flowing with milk and honey.
Abraham takes his family, meaning a tribe
(large number of people), took his people to Palestine.
Along the way, he had a number of
children, most famously two sons.
One of them was named Ishmael, according to all three
religions, and one of them was named Isaac.
Isaac had two sons named Jacob and Esau.
According to tradition, Ishmael is the progenitor of the original ancestors of Arabs.
who was later renamed Israel, is the progenitor of the Jews.
Here is the first use of the
Abraham and his sons came to Palestine, took over, and established kingdom.
Kingdom followed the Jewish god Yahweh.
This Hebrew kingdom called itself Israel, second
use of the term.
It wasn’t long before they began fighting among themselves.
There was the kingdom of Judah and of Israel.
They are Jewish in religion and
trace ancestry back to Jacob/Israel.
They were soon conquered.
Israel, the larger of the
two, was conquered in 722 B.C. and disappeared from the map.
The kingdom of Judah was
conquered in 586 B.C.
People of Kingdom of Judah were defeated by the Babylonians.
The people of the kingdom
of Judah refused to be absorbed.
They held onto their specific religious and cultural beliefs
such as dress, diet, conduct.
Because they were from the Kingdom of Judah, they came to
be called the Jews.
The Jews, rather than being absorbed, stood out and continued to practice their religion.