In this book, first published in 1901, Ottley chronicles the development of the Jewish people from the first accounts in Genesis to the reign of King Herod the Great in the late 1st century BCE. Ottley's history includes seven maps of relevant biblical territories as well as chronological tables comparing developments among the Jews with those of contemporaneous ancient civilizations and a list of documentary sources. This book will be of use to anyone with an interest in Jewish history and in the history of the ancient world.
1. Early narratives of Genesis; 2. The story of the Patriarchs; 3. Israel in Egypt and in the wilderness; 4. Conquest of Palestine; 5. The age of the Judges; 6. Establishment of the monarchy; 7. Solomon and the division of the kingdom; 8. Prophets and kings of Israel and Judah; 9. The decline and fall of Judah; 10. The exile and the restoration; 11. From Nehemiah to the Maccabaean war; 12. From Judas Maccabaeus to Herod the Great; Appendix I. The documentary sources of the narrative; Appendix II. Hebrew legislation; Appendix III. Sacred seasons of the Jewish year; Chronological tables; List of chief works consulted; Index.