Video from Unpacked
'We’re taking the original Government 101 class and answering why the Israelite judges gave way to a monarchy. What does it mean to be a nation? Is it shared history, shared destiny or something more basic, like a system of rule? The Jewish Story Explained is based on the book Letters to Auntie Fori: 5,000 Years of Jewish History and their Faith by Martin Gilbert" from video Introduction
The land known as Canaan in ancient times, is located roughly in the same place as modern-day Israel.
Abraham's migration took place some time between 2000 B.C.E. and 1700 B.C.E. At that time the Canaanites lived in relatively small, independently governed, walled city. The Hebrews, who were nomadic herders, were tolerated by the Canaanites.