2 The Hebrews Canaan: Hebrew Homeland Abraham: founder Lead his people to CanaanJacob (Israel): grandsonJacob’s sons: establish Twelve Tribes of Israel12 sons=12 tribes
3 Canaan Egypt Left Canaan: drought/famine Fled to EgyptLived in Peace until the Hyksos were expelled1200 B.C. – Hebrews enslaved400 years of slavery
4 Exodus Moses: Led Hebrews from Egypt Fled to Mount SinaiExodus = EscapeBible: story found in Exodus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
5 Ten Commandments Moses: to the top of Mount Sinai Yahweh: Hebrew God Given 10 Commandments: Moral LawYahweh: Hebrew GodCovenant (Agreement): Hebrews and GodHebrews: followed 10 CommandmentsYahweh: gave the Hebrews the Promised Land = Canaan
6 Back in Canaan Tribes: loose confederation Tied to the Ark of the CovenantWhere tablets were locatedLeaders:JudgesProphets
7 Founding Of Israel War with Canaanites and Philistines Saul: United Hebrew under one KingCreated IsraelDavid: Made Jerusalem capitalCenter of religionSolomon: wealth and powerTrade flourishedBuilt temple: symbol
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