"Let us learn from the Past, to live wisely in the Present, and prepare for the Future."
Civilizations of the Fertile Crescent: The Israelites (Hebrews)
The Hebrews, also called the Israelites, were unique among ancient civilizations because of their monotheistic religion. Much of the information we have about the earliest history of the Hebrews comes from the Old Testament of the Bible. Modern Jews trace their religion and culture back to this ancient civilization.