- from Ancient Hebrews
The ancient Hebrews were always fighting battles. Sometimes they fought enemies who wanted their land. Other times they had to keep their faith, laws, and culture alive.
Foreign rulers used force to spread their own beliefs and traditions in Israel. It was dangerous to fight back. But brave men and women always helped save Hebrew culture.
Today, many parts of Hebrew culture are still alive. From the time of the Exodus, Israel was a theocracy. That means its rules were written by God, not people. Everyone had to follow these rules, even the leaders. That made all people equal under the law. This idea still matters today in America and many other countries.