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The Biblical Project
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problems, Persia, family, community, Assyrian, histories, Samaria, Merneptah, Israel, Jerusalem, kingdoms, Saul, Nehemia, separate, robust, Moses, building, northern, Pileser, new, history
the early communities in Egypt and Babylon and in Judah itself present major                 
they are not that literate of the laws of           
they don't know Israel's                very well
in Elephantine, we see that they don't even use the name             
               tries to get the community behind a building project in Judah
the                    seems to be interested in other things
not supporting a collective                  project
especially one that is so important to the community in                   
the Biblical authors' response to this situation was not something radically       
drawing on something from the past
picking up on older                   
carrying on the traditions of connecting disparate communities
through their representative individuals
they are all connected in some way, so that the community can say, we are not different from this other group
once Judah has been destroyed, we don't go back to being from our own                  towns
they belong to a larger group, a larger nation, a larger             
they are going to pick up the work which that had originated during the time when Judah and Israel were                 
draw this out and make it more elaborate and             
as a way of story telling that will hold a community together
in creating these stories, they did not need to separate themselves and go their separate ways
history of Israel and Judah
1209 BCE: first record of the name Israel occurs in the                    stele, erected for Egyptian Pharaoh Merneptah
930 BCE: the kingdom split into a southern Kingdom of Judah and a                  Kingdom of Israel
800 BCE: came into increasing conflict with the expanding neo-                 empire
722 BCE: Tiglath-               III it first split Israel's territory into several smaller units and then destroyed its capital, Samaria
722 BCE: Israelite revolt was crushed after the siege and capture of                by the Assyrian king Sargon II, Sargon's son, Sennacherib, tried and failed to conquer Judah
586 BCE: King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon conquered Judah, destroyed Solomon's Temple and exiled the Jews to Babylon
538 BCE: Cyrus the Great of              conquered Babylon and took over its empire, issued a proclamation granting subjugated nations (including the people of Judah) religious freedom
The Merneptah Stele: The Oldest Reference to Israel
Canaan as Outback between Mesopotamia and Egypt Civilization Centers
The Three Centers of Early Jewish History
The Amarna Letters and Egypt's Presence in Canaan During the New Kingdom
The End of Egyptian Imperial Control
Maps of Historical Biblical Regions
Interview with Bill Deaver
Israel, Judah, and the Campaign of Shishak
The Omride Dynasty
725 BC: The Fall of Israel to Assyria
The Kingdom of Judah and Sennacherib
The Fall of Judah
The History of Israel According to Genesis and Exodus
Archaeological Theories on the History of Israel
The Rise of the Iron Age Kingdoms
Bronze Age vs. Iron Age Material Culture
History of the Central Highland States
Judah After the Babylonian Conquest
Factors Leading to the Depopulation Of Israel
The Elephantine Papyri
Judahite Communities in Babylon
Ezra-Nehemiah and Haggai on Temple Rebuilding
The Biblical Project
From the Bible to the Sumerian King List
Genesis Chapter 26: Isaac, Abimelek and Rebekah
The Biblical Authors' Portrayal of Women and Heroism
The Bible's Treatment of Heroic Death
Portrayal of Death in the Bible