By Richard D Bank
Organize your self for a rare event! within the following pages, you’ll traverse a time continuum spanning greater than 4,000 years as you find out about the historical past of the Jewish humans. We’ll start within the sector referred to as the Fertile Crescent, the cradle of civilization and the house of the early Hebrews. Then, we’ll circulate ahead in time and position to stick to the footsteps of Abraham and descend with Jacob’s extended family into Egypt, rising years later as a state looking for freedom and the Promised Land. we'll witness the founding of the kingdoms of Judah and Israel, their destruction, the re-establishment of the second one Temple, and the way it, too, used to be destroyed. The every little thing Jewish historical past and historical past Book brings jointly all of the wealthy heritage that has united the Jewish humans for centuries—for each person to get pleasure from.
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When Abram was still a youth, Terah moved with his family to the city of Haran in northern Mesopotamia, and that is where Abram grew into adulthood. For centuries, the existence of Ur Kasdim was shrouded in mystery, and it was not until the nineteenth century that archaeologists began excavating this ancient city. , Ur was one of the major cities of Ancient Sumer, an empire that thrived in southern Mesopotamia until its fall to the Babylonians. Terah was a Semitic merchant of idols but, legend has it, his young son was not convinced by the logic of idol worship.
To his dismay and outrage, instead of a solemn throng preparing to embrace the Law, Moses witnessed the Israelites engaged in an orgy and worshipping a Golden Calf they had fashioned out of the jewels and gold they had brought from Egypt. In his shock, Moses dropped the stone tablets and proceeded to smash the Golden Calf. Then, he ordered the Levites to execute those responsible for the transgression. Yet, despite his disappointment, Moses didn’t turn against the Israelites. The Bible tells us that when God threatened to blot them out and make a new nation, Moses reminded him of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and God relented.
God parted the water and allowed the Israelites to cross over to the other side. When every single one of them finally reached the other shore, the water rushed back to reclaim its territory. The Egyptian soldiers were caught in the middle of the rushing waves and drowned. The Israelites were safe. Gathered together, they sang songs of praise to God. ), who was especially notorious for his deployment of slave labor to construct his building projects, was the Pharaoh who enslaved the Israelites.
The Everything Jewish History and Heritage Book: From Abraham to Zionism, all you need to understand the key events, people, and places by Richard D Bank