April 15, 2020
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Judaism History - a Timeline
The historic events of Judaism, starting from when Moses was born.
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Pharaoh's daughter adopts Moses.
Moses encounters God through the burning bush.
Moses leads the Exodus, freeing the Hebrews of slavery from the Egyptians.
Moses re-encounters God and is given the Ten Commandments.
David establishes Jerusalem as his capital city.
King Solomon builds the first temple, which serves as the Jewish centre of worship for the next millenium.
The Northern and Southern tribes of the empire separate from one another.
Babylonian invaders capture Judah and destroy Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.
Cyrus the Great of Persia releases the Hebrews out of exile
A second temple is built, made as a symbol of renewal for the covenant.
Jews fell under Greek influence (Hellenization), now that Alexander the Great conquered most of the world.
Antiochus IV Epiphanes converted the Jewish temple into a shrine for the Greek god, Zeus. He also put his own candidate to Jewish high priesthood. All of this led to the creation of the Maccabean Revolt.
Maccabees gain control of Jerusalem, rededicating the temple to God.
Jews in Jerusalem revolt against the Romans. They gain control of the Temple Mount and Roman fortress in Antonia north of the temple.
Romans reclaim Jerusalem and destroy the temple after a 5-month siege.
Rabbis compile a body of commentary towards the Bible in the book called "Mishnah."
Mishnah's assembled by Judah the Prince to guide the Jews on how they should live their lives.
Moses is born and immediately hidden by his parents.
Moses flees to Midian after killing an Egyptian, working for a priest, Jethro.
God unleashes the Ten Plagues over the region of Egypt.
Judges lead the Israelites through times of crisis.
King Saul is the first appointed king to lead the Hebrews.
Saul's son, David, becomes the successor and is the next king to rule over the Hebrews.
With king David dead, his son, Solomon, takes over the throne
10,000+ Jewish community leaders are taken to exile in Babylon
Majority of Jews are living in Diaspora, creating new set of standards for their faith.
Two Maccabee princes fight for power over Jerusalem, asking the Romans for help. Rome exploits the chance and seizes Jerusalem for control again.
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