Jewish History

Jewish History

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This Comic represents the 5 main events of Jewish History 1.The Patriarchs 2.The Journey to the Promised Land 3.The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah 4.Greek Empire and Jewish Independence 5.Roman Empire

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  • The Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Joseph. Who were the three main patriarchs (father figures) of the Hebrews. Abraham (left) was the first patriarch. His son, Joseph who was sold to rich merchants who were on their way to Egypt, worked his way to become Prime Minister and made the Hebrews prosperous to Egypt
  • The Journey to the Promised Land: When Moses led the Hebrews out of slavery in Egypt and led them to the Promised Land which is now modern Palestine. On their way, Moses went up to Mt. Sinai for 40 days and established the Ten Commandments. Later, Moses, unfortunately died at age 120 before they could reach the Promised Land. They have wanderd the deserts for 40 years
  • The Kingdoms of Israel and Judah: Saul became the first King, he was a great warrior when he fought alongside the Israelites. During his time as king, the 12 Tribes of Israel became divided. 10 tribes went north and became Israel. And 2 tribes went south and became Judah. However, David took over as King and reunited the Tribes into one country.
  • Greek Empire and Jewish Independence: This was when a Macedonian warrior named Alexander would conquer Israel and as far as India, And took Israel as their own. The Israelites wanted the Greeks to leave Israel. So, a rebellious Jewish group known as the Zealots formed an uprising, they wanted to help the Jews break away from Greek leadership and become independent. 
  • Roman Empire: a few hundred years after the Jewish Independence, three political groups known as the Pharisees, Sadducees, and the Essenes were formed. They lived and ruled themselves for sometime before the Romans took over. They were ruled by King Herod. The Jews were forced to do hard labor until Jesus came.
  • Jesus' time in Palestine is a whole lot different than ours. It spoke of vast hillsides, deserts, and forests. It is said that the climate is much hotter than today. There were very few jobs such as carpentry, shoe making, farming, etc. And women were not given that many rights than today. In fact, women were considered property to men.
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