History of Ancient Israel

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Biblical Date of the Exodus

Decline in Canaanite City-States

Saul's Reign

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Reign of King David

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Divided Monarchy

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Jeraboam I becomes first king of Israel

Omride Dynasty

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Omri —> Ahab

Josiah's Reign

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Babylonian Exile

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Destruction of Jerusalem —> Cyrus II ends exile

Secondary Events

Egypt controls Canaan

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Alternative Date for Exodus

Ishbaal

Saul’s son who wants to be king

Nathan

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David’s Prophet; foretold the collapse of David’s kingdom after he had the affair with Bathsheba

Ataliah

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Omride Princess; Marraige Alliance

Elijah

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Prophet; ended the Omride dynasty

Elisha

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elijahs successor

Jehu

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Jehu defeats Omrides (but is a weak king himself)

Hosea, Amos and Isaiah

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Hosea and Amos were more criquers of social stuff; Isaiah was the PROPHET

Syro-Ephramitic Alliance

Ahaz

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King of Judah; Isaiah told him to stick with Assyria, thus Judah was saved

Sennacherib Campaign Against Babylon

Sennacherib was an Assyrian Prince

Josiac Reforms

Nebachudnezzer II's Reign

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Responsible for the destruction of temple and exile of Judah

Second Temple Rebuilt

Constructed after Cyrus released Jews from Exile in Babylon

Ezra

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• Led a group of exilees back to Jerusalem, only to discover that the Jerusalemites had been marrying foreign women
• She condemned them

Steles

Amarna Letters

Merneptah Stele

Monolith (Shalmaneser III) Inscription

Mesha Inscription

Hazael/ Tel-Dan Inscription