Who founded Israel in BC?

Update:

i mean who was the father of Israel BC

Update 2:

it around 3000 bc and does any1 know how David is (this is around when Hammurabi was alive)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Israel, Kingdom of

    (B.C. 975-B.C. 722). Soon after the death of Solomon, Ahijah's prophecy (1Ki 11:31-35) was fulfilled, and the kingdom was rent in twain. Rehoboam, the son and successor of Solomon, was scarcely seated on his throne when the old jealousies between Judah and the other tribes broke out anew, and Jeroboam was sent for from Egypt by the malcontents (1Ki 12:2, 3). Rehoboam insolently refused to lighten the burdensome taxation and services which his father had imposed on his subjects (1Ki 12:4), and the rebellion became complete. Ephraim and all Israel raised the old cry, "Every man to his tents, O Israel" (2Sa 20:1). Rehoboam fled to Jerusalem (1Ki 12:1-18; 2Ch 10), and Jeroboam was proclaimed king over all Israel at Shechem, Judah and Benjamin remaining faithful to Solomon's son. War, with varying success, was carried on between the two kingdoms for about sixty years, till Jehoshaphat entered into an alliance with the house of Ahab.

    Extent of the kingdom. In the time of Solomon the area of Palestine, excluding the Phoenician territories on the shore of the Mediterranean, did not much exceed 13,000 square miles. The kingdom of Israel comprehended about 9,375 square miles. Shechem was the first capital of this kingdom (1Ki 12:25), afterwards Tirza (1Ki 14:17). Samaria was subsequently chosen as the capital (1Ki 16:24), and continued to be so till the destruction of the kingdom by the Assyrians (2Ki 17:5). During the siege of Samaria (which lasted for three years) by the Assyrians, Shalmaneser died and was succeeded by Sargon, who himself thus records the capture of that city: "Samaria I looked at, I captured; 27,280 men who dwelt in it I carried away" (2Ki 17:6) into Assyria. Thus after a duration of two hundred and fifty-three years the kingdom of the ten tribes came to an end. They were scattered throughout the East. (See CAPTIVITY.)

    "Judah held its ground against Assyria for yet one hundred and twenty-three years, and became the rallying-point of the dispersed of every tribe, and eventually gave its name to the whole race. Those of the people who in the last struggle escaped into the territories of Judah or other neighbouring countries naturally looked to Judah as the head and home of their race. And when Judah itself was carried off to Babylon, many of the exiled Israelites joined them from Assyria, and swelled that immense population which made Babylonia a second Palestine."

    After the deportation of the ten tribes, the deserted land was colonized by various eastern tribes, whom the king of Assyria sent thither (Ezra 4:2, 10; 2Ki 17:24-29). (See KING.)

    —Easton's Illustrated Dictionary

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  • 4 years ago

    Well if Saul is the king of the Armana letters, which many scholars now believe him to be, then David would have come to power during the time that Akhenaten ruled in Egypt. 1353 BCE – 1336 BCE[2] or 1351–1334 BC[3], Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt Akhenaten was the Pharaoh who left worshiping many gods and began worshiping just one, the sun god, Rah, which he called Amun. He was the father of the famous King Tut (Tutankhamun).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All I know is that the Greeks used that land as a portal to the East and the named it Palestine some 5,000 years ago.

    So I guess when the Jews came a few thousand years later they tried to change the name into Israel.

    Fact is that Palestine was there long before the jews and I think it aint fair to screw with history.

    Thomás

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  • 1 decade ago

    No one. The historians of the era such as Herodotus make no mention of any Jewish kingdom. All the archeological evidence suggests that the Hebrews were vagabond farm workers until around the the time of Persian conquest. There is virtually no extra-scriptural evidence for any nation called Israel or any other jewish nation. It did not exist. It is like the legend of King Arthur.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It did not exist; the region was the centerpiece of west-east trade routes and no large kingdom could have existed without neighboring sates such as Egypt,the Kingdom of Armenia and the Kingdom of Axum being aware of it. They would have had to pay a tariff among other considerations.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Nobody; it's just a legend.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    if you advice me to reed any text books about that

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  • Tuggy
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    GOD.

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