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History of Israel
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A survey of Israelite history as recorded in the biblical narrative from the patriarchs until just prior to the conquest (e.g., Gen 12–Deut 34); discussed in the context of the ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology of the Bronze Age.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Israel, History of, Before the Conquest
Israel, History of, Before the Conquest (ca. 2000–1200 bc). A survey of Israelite history as recorded in the biblical narrative from the patriarchs until just prior to the conquest (e.g., Gen 12–Deut 34); discussed in the context of the ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology of the Bronze Age.
Israel, History of, Conquest to Monarchy
Israel, History of, Conquest to Monarchy (ca. 1300–1000 bc). Explores the history of Israel from the conquest of Canaan until Saul’s reign, primarily as reported in the biblical narrative of Joshua, Judges, 1 Samuel, and 1 Chr 10.
Israel, History of, Critical Issues
Israel, History of, Critical Issues Introduces the issues associated with reconstructing the history of ancient Israel from the biblical account, archaeology, and other ancient Near Eastern sources. Presents different approaches to biblical and archaeological evidence in reconstructing the history of
Israel, History of, Monarchic Period
Israel, History of, Monarchic Period Explores the history of the Israelites from the reign of Saul to the fall of Jerusalem to Babylon in 587/6 bc, primarily as recorded in the biblical books of 1–2 Samuel and 1–2 Kings.
Israel, History of, Overview
Israel, History of, Overview An outline of major periods and topics related to the history of Israel and Judah as reconstructed from the Bible, archaeology, and ancient history.
Israel, History of, Post-monarchic Period
Israel, History of, Post-monarchic Period Refers to the period between the Neo-Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem in 586 bc and the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in ad 70. A formative era of Judaism that witnessed the birth of Christianity.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Israel, History of
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF. This entry consists of four articles that survey various periods of the history of ancient Israel and the critical issues associated with reconstructing that history. The first article focuses on the premonarchic period (ca. 1200–1000 b.c.), dealing especially with the question of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Israel, History of
Israel, History of. An account of God’s sovereign purpose in calling a people out of paganism and establishing them as witnesses for the true faith among the nations, of God’s sovereign power in protecting them from extinction, of his sovereign justice in dealing with their departure from his ways of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Israel, History of
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF An account of God’s sovereign purpose in calling a people out of paganism and establishing them as witnesses for the true faith among the nations, of God’s sovereign power in protecting them from extinction, of his sovereign justice in dealing with their departure from his ways of
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Israel, History of (Writing)
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF — The ancient Hebrews were just one of a number of nations living in the ancient Near East. This region of the world included ancient Persia, Mesopotamia (the area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers), Syria, Anatolia, Palestine, and Egypt. Each of the nations in the area experienced
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF THE PEOPLE (Writing)
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF THE PEOPLEINTRODUCTORY.1. Sources:The chief and best source from which we can learn who this people was and what was its history is the Bible itself, especially the Old Testament, which tells us the story of this people from its earliest beginnings.1. The Old Testament.The origins
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Israel, History of (Writing)
Israel, history of. The origins of the Hebrew people go back to the patriarch Abraham, whereas the designation Israel derives from the new name given to Jacob. Israel was constituted a nation at the time of the exodus and had become a kingdom by the year 1000 B.C. Though not always independent, it remained
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets
Israel
ISRAELThe word Israel occurs frequently in the writing prophets, as elsewhere in the OT, both alone and in compound constructions. Yet it is used with a variety of distinct and different meanings, depending upon context. These range from designating the historical individual from whom the nation traced
Israelite History
ISRAELITE HISTORYThe portion of Israelite history most relevant to the Major and the Minor Prophets (including Daniel) extends from the mid-eighth century bc to the mid-second century bc. In terms of Israel and Judah, the period stretches from the reigns of Jeroboam II of Israel (788–748 bc [all dates
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
B. Origins of Israel
B. Origins of IsraelThe last two centuries have witnessed a series of retrenchments about the point at which the Bible begins to relate actual history. Recognition of the juxtaposition of two distinct creation stories (Gen 1:1–2:3; 2:4b–3:24), to say nothing of the discoveries of the natural sciences,
b. The Davidic History of Early Israel (J)
b. The Davidic history of early Israel (J). The date of J is uncertain, but it probably originated during the short time the house of David ruled all Israel because of the following characteristics: the Yahwistic narratives reflect the standpoint of the house of David; they focus on the idea of tribal
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF
ISRAEL, HISTORY OF iz´ray-uhl [יִשְׂרָאֵלyisraʾel]. Recent decades have witnessed intense debate over the history of Israel spawned by new discoveries and refinements and innovations in approaches to the Bible. Nevertheless, large gaps remain in our understanding of Israel’s history. Indeed, the advances
ISRAEL, ORIGINS OF
ISRAEL, ORIGINS OF. The Bible’s account of Israel’s origins describes a patriarchal family in the line of Abraham-Isaac-Jacob coming from Mesopotamia, living on the margins of Canaanite society, and seeking refuge from famine in Egypt, where the extended family develops into a twelve-tribe community.