1200-1000 B.C. - Early Britons & King David

Introduction

Note on the feature photo: This is a reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse at Flag Fen archaeological site in Cambridgeshire, England.

Listen to the sound of the era here.

 

1200 B.C.

Late Bronze Age ends and Iron Age I begins

 

1169 B.C.

Deborah’s rule as judge of the Israelites ends

 

1162 B.C.

Gideon’s rule of the Israelites begins

 

1122 B.C.

Gideon’s rule of the Israelites ends

 

1105 B.C.

Samuel is born

 

1000 B.C.

Singing Bowls are developed and used in Nepal

 

1050 B.C.

Saul is named king of the Israelites

 

1018 B.C.

Saul destroys the Amalekites (Hyksos) (UTP 207, 1 Sam. 15:7)

 

1011 B.C.

David is named king of the Israelites (UTP 207, 2 Sam. 5:4)

 

1000 B.C.

  • Iron Age I ends, and Iron Age II begins
  • In Babylon (Iraq) carving/relief is created that depicts the moon god Sin, standing on a crescent and receiving a prayer from one man, while another man prays before the symbol of Marduk, the chief of the Babylonian Pantheon (TME 82)
  • In Korea, the slow process of converting forests into rice fields begins and agricultural villages begin to dot the land, since the cultivation and cooking of rice are so basic to the rhythm of life in Korea, one could say Korean culture begins around this time, these early people left no written records, we don’t know what they called themselves or what language they spoke, but they did leave behind something to remember them by: megalithic structures called dolmens, these often resemble a table with legs and a flat top, Koreans aren’t the only ones building these stone structures right now, dolmens dating from around the same time are being built in Manchuria and northern China, as well as in parts of Europe, no Korean megalith on the scale of Stonehenge has ever been found, but the numbers are amazing: more than ten thousand dolmens have been found throughout the country, far more than anywhere else in the world (BHK 17)

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