- from Ancient Hebrews
The ancient Hebrews had to fight many battles. They had to defeat invaders and also fight to keep their faith, laws, and culture alive.
That was a challenge, because foreign rulers used force to spread their own beliefs and practices throughout Israel. Despite the dangers, there were always brave men and women who helped preserve Hebrew culture.
Even outside of religion, many elements of this culture have remained alive. Since the time of the Exodus, Israel was a theocracy, meaning its rulers followed laws written by God, not by other people. Everyone had to obey these laws, even the rulers themselves, so people were all equal under the law. That’s an idea that still matters today in America and many other countries.