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January 25 - Even though we speak about ancient Israelites,...

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Even though we speak about ancient Israelites, they really are not that old Geographical and Historical setting Ancient times (3200-332 BCE) BRONZE AGE GOLDEN PERIOD Early Bronze Age (3200-2000) Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500) Late Bronze Age (1500-1200) Iron Age (1200-332) Israel’s history begins here Classical times (332-640 CE) A. Israelites= “late comers” in the ancient Near East. 1. Israel emerged as a political state in Palestine ca. 1000 BCE. 2. Many cultural and political achievements in ANE before Israel, e.g, The Sumerians (3000) Old Egyptian Kingdom (2800-2200) upper and lower Egypt were united era of the great pyramids time when the complicated system of gods and goddesses ideals of afterlife was formed Sargon the Great (2400) became ruler of the empire capital city was Accad(stretched all the way to Mediterranean sea) Assyrian and Babylonia as distinct political spheres (1900) Hammurabi of Babylon (1700) empire stretches from Persian gulf to Mediterranean Hammurabi law code-became king doctors charging too much First Egyptian Empire (1500-1200) in the Late Bronze Age Egypt now controls Palestine---Syria B. Israel= a minor state, not a superpower 1. Power vacuum in Palestine ca. 1150 onward allowed Israel to emerge. (all went in a power of decline) didn’t last very long 2. Superpowers recovered and dominated Israel and other small states of Palestine (region) and Syria
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Assyrians (850-610 BCE) Egyptians (610-605)
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