Israel in Old Testament Times

1 Kings 2:11 - And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem."

Map of Israel around 1000 BC

Israel During the Old Testament. During the time of the Old Testament the land of Israel extended from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south. There were three main roads that extended through the land: The Way of the Land of the Philistines, The Way to Shur, and the Kings Highway.The main cities can all be seen on this map as well as the rivers and the mountains. The Old Testament reveals how God chose a people.

1 Samuel 16:4 - "Samuel did that which Yahweh spoke, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, "Do you come peaceably?"