Israel's boarders through ages: maps, kingdoms and empires part 2 of 7

Through millennium the region of the Middle East has been of great importance to the development of civilizations, including the Israeli. It has been the centre stage for kingdoms and empires. 

A maps-overview and history of ancient times shows the origins of these societies, …

… including that of Israel. Where did the Israelites live in ancient times before their conquest of Canaan?

At the time Abraham moved to live in the land of Canaan, that would ultimately become the Land of Israel, there was already a society of city states in Canaan. The emergence of Canaan as a society was part of ancient history.

Ancient history
Ancient history is the history of past events from the beginning of recorded human history to the Early Middle Ages – also referred to as the Post Classical Era - covering a span of roughly 5,000 years, with the discovery of the earliest form of coherent writing - the Sumerian Cuneiform script – around the 30th century BCE.  

An overview of the development of the periods of development in the region of the Middle East.
Prior to 3500 BCE (prehistory to Stone Age), hunter-gatherer societies slowly gave way to farming and herding societies, and early metal-working in the last thousand years.

By the time it was Early Bronze Age (3500-2000 BCE) writing was invented, and city-states were emerging during the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1550 BCE), followed by the Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 BCE) in which Egyptian hegemony was realized.

In the Iron Age divided into I and II, village societies of Iron Age I gave way to kingdoms in Iron Age II. After the Iron Age the periods would be named after the various empires that ruled the region, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek (Hellenistic) and Roman.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: History