The Hebrews—Small States and Big Ideas
Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Foundations of Western Civilization
Taught by Professor Thomas F. X. Noble | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Israel, built by the descendants of Abraham, was one of the small states that arose after the Egyptian Empire fell (c. 700 B.C.). Unified and independent only from 1200–900 B.C., it bequeathed to the West crucial religious ideas.