Mosaic o the 12 Tribes o Israel, frae a synagogue waw in Jerusalem

The Israelites (Ebreu: בני ישראל‎‎ Bnei Yisra'el)[1] war a confederation o Airn Age Semitic-speakin tribes o the auncient Near East, that inhabitit a pairt o Canaan in the tribal an monarchic periods.[2][3][4][5][6]


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  3. Finkelstein, Israel. The archaeology of the Israelite settlement. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1988.
  4. Finkelstein, Israel, and Nadav Naʼaman, eds. From nomadism to monarchy: archaeological and historical aspects of early Israel. Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, 1994.
  5. Finkelstein, Israel. "The archaeology of the United Monarchy: an alternative view." Levant 28.1 (1996): 177–87.
  6. Finkelstein, Israel, and Neil Asher Silberman. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Sacred Texts. Simon and Schuster, 2002.