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Israel refers to the country in the Middle East. The current state of Israel was founded in 1948, but there are some arguments that trace the existence of the state back to BCE time periods.

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There's been a lot of debate about the Exodus over the last several decades. Its obviously a touchy subject for religious reasons, but the balance of the current scholarly opinion currently appears to …
answered Oct 9 '15 by T.E.D.
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time means Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, and perhaps the Indus valley. So that number doesn't seem completely out of line. However, Israel is much more marginal agricultural territory than Mesopotamia … . Reconstructing the Society of Ancient Israel, by Paula M. McNutt postulates a far lower population for the area. In particular, based on archeological evidence, perhaps 40,000 people in the 12th …
answered May 30 '12 by T.E.D.
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When considering historicity, Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac have traditionally been considered together as the "patriarchs". There used to be some historians who seriously argued that they lived during a …
answered Dec 21 '17 by T.E.D.
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The official story on wikipedia and a few other places appears to be that they did not meet in 1917, but were rather married in 1917. The story I seem to find about their meeting was that it was at th …
answered Jun 22 '13 by T.E.D.
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Nobody really knows for sure. El/Elohim (which by the time of the writing of most of the Hebrew scriptures had become synonymous) has ancient Semitic roots, but Yahweh appears to be (nearly) unique to …
answered Feb 7 '18 by T.E.D.
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At about 80 million people, Egypt has about as many people as the rest of the Arab nations combined, and by far the strongest military in the region. Leaving it out of an "Arab League" is just plain u …
answered Feb 18 '13 by T.E.D.
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They were cheifly worried about the resentment it was creating among the resident Arab population, and thus instability in an area they were nominally responsible for. The flip side is that the Jewis …
answered May 4 '12 by T.E.D.