Jewish history began 4000 years ago with a man Abram and his wife Sarah. Sarah gave birth to Isaac. Later, Isaac had 2 sons named Jacob and Esau. God chose Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to share the Jewish faith with the Chosen people.
The Journey to the Promised Land was led by Moses to lead the Israelites to freedom from slavery.On their way to Promised Land, they stopped at Mount Sinai, where Moses recieved the 10 Commandments. It took them 40 days in the desert before reaching Canaan. Unfortunately, Moses died before they crossed the Jordan River. After Moses died Joshua took over and brought them to Canaan.
Hmmm, "Palestine" sounds good..
When the Israelites arrived in the Promised Land, the land was captured by other people, and so Joshua led them into battles with these people known as the Canaanites. Overtime, Israelites reclaimed their promise Land and divided into twelve sections and each sections represented one of Jacob's twelve sons.
Jewish people wanted a leader. King Saul was the first king. He was a brave man in battle. Some Israelites thought that he was too brutal and hated him. Later on, King David was appointed, he was a succesful leader. When he united all 12 tribes of Israel into one nation he was 37 years old. After David died, his son Solomon served as a king.
Then the Promised Land was conquered by the Greek leader Alexander the Great. He was born in Macadonia. Promised Land was renamed to ''Palestine'' by Alexander and his army. He introduced the Greek lifestyle to the Jewish people.
Later on, Romans conquered Palestine after Greeks. Romans began to expand their empire led by powerful generals. They settled in the southern part of the land known as Kingdom of Judaea. Herod was the king at the time of Jesus birth. Wheat and Grapes were the popular product agricultured in Palestine at the time.