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Unformatted text preview: n Southern Kingdom of Judah n 722 B.C.: Assyrian conquest of Israel n 586 B.C.: Neo-Babylonian (Chaldean) conquest of Judah n 539 B.C.: End of Babylonian Captivity Persians Conquered Allowed to return to Palestine and rebuild Temple n Dispersement to various areas in 70 A.D. n No established state again until 1948 A.D. Phoenicians m Linked Mediterranean and Southwest Asian peoples Trade Alphabet: n Simplification of cuneiform/ 22 characters n Mainly area of Lebanon n Known to Hebrews as Canaanites Phoenicians= also purple people n Great Cities: ex. Tyre, Sidon, Byblos n Not many documents survive n Admired for talents BUT also denounced as immoral profiteers/cheaters (ex. Jezebel) n 650 B.C. Assyrians conquer n Carthage Colony lived on...
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