Video from Unpacked
Unpacked has done 54 videos on the History of Israel - This is a recap as we go back through the series.
Israel is a diverse place with people from different backgrounds and cultures. And they've risen above those differences time and time again, reviving Hebrew from a near-extinct language to a common one spoken by millions.
"Israel is the very embodiment of Jewish continuity: It is the only nation on earth that inhabits the same land, bears the same name, speaks the same language, and worships the same God that it did 3,000 years ago. You dig the soil and you find pottery from Davidic times, coins from Bar Kokhba, and 2,000-year-old scrolls written in a script remarkably like the one that today advertises ice cream at the corner candy store." Charles Krauthammer - The Weekly Standard, May 11, 1998
The Jews are God's people, let us learn and honor their rich culture.