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History Crash Course #36: Timeline:  From Abraham to Destruction of the Temple

History Crash Course #36: Timeline: From Abraham to Destruction of the Temple

Two thousand years of Jewish history at a glance.


This is the 36th installment of this series and it is fitting for us to put into perspective the ground that we have covered, before we begin the story of the next exile of the Jewish people that will last the next 2,000 years.

Note that we are following the Jewish calendar for these events (and not the Gregorian calendar which is at times 150 years at odds with Jewish computations). For more on this issue, see Part 21.

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August 4, 2007

Article 36 of 68 in the series Jewish History

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Visitor Comments: 11

(11) Menashe Kaltmann, August 8, 2007 6:25 PM

A very worthwhile series

So far so good! Thank you again R. Spiro and for making Jewish history come alive with these informative and well-written articles.
It seems throughout these articles that G-d's guiding hand is involved with our history.

(10) Rob M, August 7, 2007 7:18 AM


Thank you for putting events into perspective that makes it easy for "not so learned" Jews like myself to understand.

(9) Joseph, February 26, 2003 12:00 AM

Thank you very much,dear Aish!
All the best.

(8) Anonymous, February 24, 2003 12:00 AM

I am thoroughly enjoying the Jewish History series. Thank you for adding to my knowledge.

(7) David Merrill, February 24, 2003 12:00 AM

choosing traditions

At my first glance the 150 year discrepancy in the timeline around Israel's civil division surprised me but then I saw the note about Lecture 21. The short quote from Peter James about the timeline adjustment is not convincing especially when the 'traditional' timeline explains so much about modern history. I find the 586 BCE Temple destruction date difficult to adjust. I will have to read Centuries in Darkness and get the full argument.

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