What difficulties did the Israelites encounter?
Lack of water for the Israelites/ bitter water. Lack of food for the Israelites. Complaining/ grumbling by the Israelites/ refusing to heed to instructions/ stubborn/ stiff necked. Warring tribes in the desert/ Amalekites.
What problems did the Israelites face when they returned to Canaan?
What problems did the Israelites face when they returned to Canaan? They found other people living there. They had to conquer the land. Once they did conquer the people they divided the land among the 12 tribes.
What did the Israelites do in the desert?
For 40 years, the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, eating quail and manna. They were led into the Promised Land by Joshua; the victory at Jericho marked the beginning of possession of the land. As victories were won, the tracts of land were assigned to each tribe, and they lived peacefully with each other.
Where did the Israelites travel?
The journey of the Israelites out of Egypt is called the Exodus. The Jewish holy festival of Passover celebrates their freedom from slavery. During their journey, the Israelites received a covenant, or agreement, with God. The Hebrew Bible says God promised to guide the Israelites safely back to Canaan.
What is Canaan called today?
The land known as Canaan was situated in the territory of the southern Levant, which today encompasses Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Jordan, and the southern portions of Syria and Lebanon.
Why was Canaan important to the Israelites?
The Israelites occupied and conquered Palestine, or Canaan, beginning in the late 2nd millennium bce, or perhaps earlier; and the Bible justifies such occupation by identifying Canaan with the Promised Land, the land promised to the Israelites by God.
What does 40 mean in the Bible?
Christianity. Christianity similarly uses forty to designate important time periods. Before his temptation, Jesus fasted “forty days and forty nights” in the Judean desert (Matthew 4:2, Mark 1:13, Luke 4:2). Forty days was the period from the resurrection of Jesus to the ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:3).