I never thought that I would still have a child at this age!
Never lose faith in God!
My son is gone! I cannot believe this is happening.
They are everywhere!
We are free!
Yes God, I will obey you.
Moses, take care of my children. Lead them to the promised land.
The Jewish history began with the religious experiences of a man named Abram. God made a covenant between them and changed his name to "Abraham." Abraham lived with his wife, Sarah. Because they could not have any children, God blessed them and gave them a son. Isaac then had a son named Jacob. Jacob, like Abraham, was given a new name-- Israel.
As you wish, my lord.
I am pleased with you, David. Would you play the harp for me?
Because Pharaoh refused to redeem the Israelites out of slavery, God decided to punish him and his people. He sent the ten plagues unto Egypt: water turned to blood, frogs, gnats, bees or flies, pestilence, boils, hails, locusts, darkness, and death of the firstborn. God used these to demonstrate how faithful he was to the Israelites.
Everything should be destroyed. We are in control now!
We will not let that happen. We are going to win this battle!
Moses was chosen by God to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt and lead them to the promised land. He went up to Mount Sinai to obtain the Torah. Moses saw the promised land but he never entered it. When he died, a leader named Joshua brought the Israelites to Canaan. They wandered for 40 years before reaching the land.
I permit you to return to your native land.
We will rebuild the house of the Lord together!
We can finally go back to Judah!
The Israelites believed that they needed a King to unite the tribes and help them fight Philistines. A tall, handsome, and brave man named Saul was the first chosen King of Israel. He was followed by David, a man of integrity and principle. His son, David, became the third King and built the empire.
When the Assyrian conquered Israel and scattered the 10 tribes, some were imprisoned while others left behind. The ones left behind were mixed with the surviving Israelites and became known as Samaritans. Then, Judah was conquered by the Chaldeans. They allowed the Jews to keep their king but they had to pay tribute.
The Persians won against the Chaldeans and took over Babylon. Cyrus, the King of Persia, allowed the exiled Jews to return to Judah. Some Jews went home while others stayed in Babylon. Because the Jews were not permitted to have their own leader, they relied on their temple priests and scribes.