Jewish History 2500 BCE 539 BCE

2500 BCE to 539 BCE: The Story

Jewish History from the beginning through the Babylonian exile.

King Saul

Israel's first king was a controversial ruler.

Judah & Israel: A Divided Monarchy

After the death of King Solomon, two independent kingdoms emerged.

Conquering Canaan

Joshua and Judges present different versions of the Israelite conquest.

Exodus: History or Mythic Tale?

A biblical scholar reviews the historical claims of the biblical book of Exodus.

The Genesis of Judaism

Where do Jews come from?