The Vale of Jezreel

The Vale of Jezreel The Vale of Jezreel (the ‘Valley of Israel’ – also known as the Plain of Esdraelon) was an important lowland corridor running from south east to north west, linking the Jordan Valley near Beth Sheanto the coastal plain north of Mount Carmel (near...

The Conquest of Canaan – Southern & Central

The Conquest of Canaan – Southern & Central The Israelite conquest of the ‘promised land’ of Canaan took at least two years. The first year was occupied with a campaign to destroy the southern cities of Canaan. The Israelites moved west from their camp on...

Ashkelon

Philistine gateway and defensive walls at Ashkelon  (Bukvoed) Ashkelon Ashkelon was one of the confederation of five Philistine cities that remained unconquered by the Israelites after their invasion of Canaan in c.1406BC (see Joshua 13:1-3). During the time of the...

The Fall of Jerusalem

Jer 39:1-10   Jeremiah’s advice – which would have prevented the destruction of the Temple built by Solomon – is ignored by King Zedekiah. Jerusalem continues to be laid under seige by King Nebuchadnezzar, and eventually falls to the Babylonian general Nebuzaradan in...

The Philistines

The Philistines For about four hundred years, from the Israelite invasion of Canaan in c.1406BC until the expansion of Israel’s boundaries under King David around 1000BC, the southern coastal plain cities of Gaza, Gath, Ashkelon, Ashdod and Ekron became the stronghold...
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