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Can you tell me some basic background of Judaism and Israel?



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JEWISH HISTORY TIMELINE

by Rabbi Mordechai Becher (author of Gateway to Judaism)

From Abraham until Modern Times

*Events listed happened either on the year listed or in-between that date and the next.

Jewish Year

Jewish Events

World Events

Civil  Year

1-2000

First 2000 years known as "desolate years" because monotheism and Torah had not yet been propagated.

Creation, Flood, Tower of Babel

 

1948

Birth of Abraham in Ur of the Chaldeas, center of Sumerian culture.

Early Bronze Age
Noachide Laws, Chaldean and Sumerian Culture

1812

1951

Abraham begins to doubt idols and search for truth

Ziggurats of Ur

 

2000

Beginning of the 2000 years of propagation of Torah and monotheism

 

1760

2000

Abraham and Sarah start teaching Torah. Beginnings of monotheism as a way of life

Code of Hammurabi

1760

2034

2048

Birth of Ishmael - son of Abraham and Hagar
Birth of Isaac. Circumcision of Abraham and his family

 

1712

2085

The Binding and near sacrifice of Isaac.
Isaac and Rebecca. Jacob and Esau. Blessings and Birthright.

 

 

2108

Jacob, Rachel & Leah, 12  Sons = 12 Tribes. Transition from being a family to being a nation. Jacob fights with the angel and is given the name Israel, Yisrael

Hyksos Shepherd kings  invade  Egypt.

(2000 –1700)

1652

2199

Joseph is sold by his brothers and is taken to Egypt.
Eventually due to his dream interpretations he becomes the Viceroy of Egypt

Hyksos driven out of Egypt.

1561 1567

2238

Entry into Egypt by the 70 members of the family of Jacob.  Settlement in the Land of Goshen

18th Dynasty

1522

2331

Enslavement begins with the death of the last of the 12 sons of  Jacob, Levi. Birth of Miriam. Amram, Levi’s grandson marries Yocheved, Levi’s daughter. They have 3 children Miriam, Aaron and Moses. Batya, daughter of Pharaoh finds Moses in Nile and brings him up in Pharaoh’s palace.

Thutmose III? Pitom (Tanis) & Ramses

1392

2368

Moses -  5  levels of test befo


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