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Important Events in the History of Ancient Israelites. LHDT 525 University of St. Thomas By Dave Schneck. Abraham and the Stars. Abraham was one of the founders of Judaism. God tells Abraham to leave Mesopotamia for a “Promised Land” in Canaan. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Important Events in the History of Ancient IsraelitesLHDT 525University of St. ThomasBy Dave Schneck

  • Abraham and the StarsAbraham was one of the founders of Judaism.God tells Abraham to leave Mesopotamia for a Promised Land in Canaan.The stars are a reminder that Abrahams descendents are to be as numerous as the stars.

  • Slavery in EgyptIsraelites were forced to perform difficult tasks.Israelites were guarded and often whipped and beaten.Slave labor built palaces and cities in Egypt.

  • Moses and the ExodusMoses led the Israelites out of Egypt back to the Promised Land in Canaan.Moses raised his staff so that the Israelites could pass through the waters.The army of Pharaoh Ramesses II did not succeed in capturing the Israelites.

  • Moses and the Ten CommandmentsMoses received the Ten Commandments from God on Mount Sinai.God promised to protect the people if they were to live by His commandments.The two stone tablets were kept in the Ark of the Covenant and housed in a special tent called a tabernacle.

  • Joshua and JerichoJoshua was the leader of the Israelites after the death of Moses.Jericho was the first city the Israelites encountered after returning to Canaan.After seven days of siege, the walls of Jericho crumbled at the sounds of trumpets.

  • SourceTeachers Curriculum Institute: Ancient Egypt and the Near East. Palo Alto, California, 1997.