Important Events in the History of Ancient Israelites

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					Important Events in the
History of Ancient
Israelites
LHDT 525
University of St. Thomas
By Dave Schneck
      Abraham and the Stars
• Abraham was one of the founders of
  Judaism.
• God tells Abraham to leave Mesopotamia
  for a “Promised Land” in Canaan.
• The stars are a reminder that Abraham’s
  descendents are to be as “numerous as the
  stars”.
           Slavery in Egypt
• Israelites were forced to perform difficult
  tasks.
• Israelites were guarded and often whipped
  and beaten.
• Slave labor built palaces and cities in Egypt.
      Moses and the Exodus
• Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt back
  to the “Promised Land” in Canaan.
• Moses raised his staff so that the Israelites
  could pass through the waters.
• The army of Pharaoh Ramesses II did not
  succeed in capturing the Israelites.
         Moses and the Ten
          Commandments
• Moses received the Ten Commandments
  from God on Mount Sinai.
• God promised to protect the people if they
  were to live by His commandments.
• The two stone tablets were kept in the Ark
  of the Covenant and housed in a special tent
  called a “tabernacle”.
         Joshua and Jericho
• Joshua was the leader of the Israelites after
  the death of Moses.
• Jericho was the first city the Israelites
  encountered after returning to Canaan.
• After seven days of siege, the walls of
  Jericho crumbled at the sounds of trumpets.
Source

Teachers’ Curriculum Institute:
“Ancient Egypt and the Near East”.
Palo Alto, California, 1997.

				
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