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Monday, May 30, 2005


Palestine History from B.C. 600,000-63 B.C.

Khalidi, Wahlid ed. All that Remains; the Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Appendix II. "Chronology of Palestinian History from Earliest Times until 1949," Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies, 1992.

B.C. 600,000-10,000 Paleolithic and Mesolithic period Earliest human remains in the area, found south of Lake Tiberius, date to ca. 600,000 B.C.

10,000-5,000 Neolithic period. Establishment of settled agricultural communities.

5,000-3,000 Chalcolithic period. Copper and stone tools and artifacts. Remains from this period found near Jericho, Beersheeba, and the Dead Sea.

3,000-2,000 Early Bronze Age. Arrival and settlement of Canaanites (3,000-2500 B.C.)

ca 1250 Israelite conquest of Canaan

965-928 King Solomon. Construction of the temple in Jerusalem

928 division of Israelite state into kingdoms of Israel and Judeh

721 Assyrian conquest of the kingdom of Israel

588 Judeh defeated by Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar Deportation of its population to Babylon. Destruction of the temple

539 Persians conquer Babylonia. Some Jews allowed to return. Construction of a new temple.

333 Conquest of Persia by Alexander the Great brings Palestine under Greek rule.

323 Death of Alexander leads to alternate rule by Ptolemies of Egypt and Seleucids of Syria.

165 Maccabees revolt against the Seleucid ruler Antiochus Epiphanis and go on to establish independent Jewish state.

63 Incorporation of Palestine into Roman Empire

This account of ancient history is antiquated, and it assumes the Bible is historical. It has a lot of inventions. Most historians and even some Israeli archaeologists now dispute that King David or his kingdom ever existed as such. Please don't engage in quoting an otherwise good book for this. Khalidi's "All That Remains" is a reliable source on destroyed villages, but not for this issue.
Nice post which this ages many people are adapting the changing phase of living . In which until now we are adopting the trends in society and the environment we are living in. Thanks a lot for posting this article.
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