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Hebrews originated in Mesopotamia and migrated to Canaan Hebrews who journeyed from Canaan to Egypt became forced laborers for the Egyptians 13 th century BC (1300-1200) Moses comes along, seen as messenger from God After they returned to Canaan, they rejoined to form 12 tribes, where they united under king Saul Saul’s successor David helped them defeat Philistine; David’s son Solomon died in 922 BC and kingdom split 722 BC Israel falls to Assyrians, Hebrews are deported throughout Assyrian empire 586 BC Chaldeans conquer Judah, deport several thousand Hebrews to Babylon, known as Babylonian Captivity 538 Persians conquer Babylon and permit exiles to return back to Judah which had become a Persian province Jews regained independence in 200 BC, but then dispersed in 1 st and 2 nd centuries AD Old Testament has 39 books, written by people who lived in different centuries Hebrew God differed from Near Eastern religious thought because NE gods could
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course HUMN 220 taught by Professor Evans during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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