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The History of Ancient Israel by Eric H. Cline

The History of Ancient Israel

From the Patriarchs Through the Romans

by Eric H. Cline

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7 Hrs. 30 Min.
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Israel conjures up myriad associations for peoples of all cultures and religious backgrounds. Inextricably associated with the world's three most prominent religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), Israel is steeped in history and conflict, much of which is known through the tales of biblical figures such as Moses, David, Solomon, and, of course, Jesus Christ.

But how much of the Bible can be relied upon as accurate history? And how much of the biblical record can be verified through archaeology? Esteemed professor, researcher, and author Eric H. Cline of The George Washington University addresses these and other questions in this fascinating series of lectures.

Lecture 1 Abraham and the Patriarchs

Lecture 2 The Exodus and Egypt

Lecture 3 The Conquest of Canaan: Israelites, Philistines, and Phoenicians

Lecture 4 King David in History and Tradition

Lecture 5 King Solomon in History and Tradition

Lecture 6 Excursus: The Ark of the Covenant

Lecture 7 The Kingdom of Israel and the Omride Dynasty

Lecture 8 The Kingdom of Judah Until the Time of Sennacherib

Lecture 9 Neo-Babylonians and the End of the Kingdom of Judah

Lecture 10 Persians and Greeks in Judea

Lecture 11 The Coming of the Romans and Christianity

Lecture 12 Excursus: Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Lecture 13 From the First Jewish Revolt and the Destruction of Jerusalem to Bar Kochba and the Second Jewish Rebellion

Lecture 14 Excursus: Masada, What Really Happened?

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