List Of A Honor Code By Refraining From Lying, Stealing, Or Cheating
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Mrs. Drewicz Ewing
October 21, 2016
Intro to History
I pledge to follow the Honor Code by refraining from lying, stealing, or cheating. I pledge that I have not and will not receive any unauthorized help on any assignment or assessment. The Bible provides much information on ancient history and the ancient Hebrews, but we can not verify the truth behind many of the passages from the Bible.. Few evidence has been found to support much of what the Bible states as history, and many people doubt the actual cosmos of the Hebrew people, meaning they doubt that Yahweh actually even existed. The combination of archaeological evidence and Biblical stories allow for some confirmation of the truth, including the origins of Abraham, the Hebrews’ journey into Canaan, the flaws in the Hebrews’ monotheism, the destruction of Solomon’s temple, the conquering of the Israelite kingdom, and the evidence of Israel’s waning power following the death of Solomon.
The origins of the Hebrews can be traced back to Abraham, who the Bible depicts as the patriarch of Judaism. Yahweh promises to Abraham and his descendants the land of Canaan, saying “[t]o your offspring I will give this land” (Gen. 12:7-8). Abraham lived around the year 4000 B.C.E., and the Bible claims he lived in Ur, an ancient city in southern Mesopotamia, on a former branch of the Euphrates river. Archaeologists estimated the size of Ur to have been around 25 acres. The Bible described Abraham’s journey from Ur to