The Fertile Crescent
by Wayne Blank
Also from the Tigris-Euphrates Valley came two of Israel's most devastating foes - the Assyrians with their capital in Nineveh, and the Chaldeans under King Nebuchadnezzar with their capital at Babylon. It was to that area that both the northern and southern kingdoms of Israel and Judah were taken off into exile - and where the "Lost Ten Tribes" disappeared from history.
Next, comes the Galilee region in northern Israel where are found many of the most famous places in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ - Nazareth, Capernaum, and The Sea Of Galilee. Many of His Miracles occurred there.
Finally, through the The Sinai Peninsula to the rich history of Ancient Egypt. There, the Israelites lived in the region of the Pyramids and the Nile River before their escape from the Pharaohs at the time of the Exodus.
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