No matter how many people would question the existence of Jewish history in the region, the fact remains, the marvelous ancient Kingdom of Israel was there, and it was shining like day! Since you are looking for ancient map of Israel, you probably believe it did exist, but let me tell you that it wasn’t the only Jewish kingdom in the region…
The ancient Jewish kingdom was formed by King Saul (aka Shaul, שאול), that is referred to as “United kingdom of Israel”, he managed to get all the tribes under his rule and form a relatively-stable Jewish kingdom on what we know as “eretz yisrael” or “land of Israel”.
Later on, came the two great and famous kings, King David and King Solomon, the kingdom started to flourish and rise during their reign, and the Jewish people started to feel, for the very first time, that they are a majority of a great political system. Here is a map of the Kingdom of Israel united monarchy:
However, those old good days didn’t last for too long, it was just a matter of time that the United Kingdom of Israel was divided into Kingdom of Israel (Northern Kingdom) and Kingdom of Judah (Southern Kingdom).
Here is another ancient Israel map, but this one shows the divided kingdom that turned into two political entities, Kingdom of Israel and Kingdom of Judah:
Unlike what some idiots say about Jews having no connection to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel), the history tells us that Jews have been there all along, even before Arab states came into existence. Here is a brief introduction to Bnai Yisrael, or better known as the 12 Tribes of Israel is the name given to those Hebrews lived in that land thousands of years ago.
Who are those tribes of Israel? Where did they come from?
Those tribes originate from Jacob who G-d changed his name to “Israel”, thus his decedents are also referred to as “Israelites”.
Jacob, the father of the 12 Tribes of Israel has lived in Canaan.
Names of the 12 Tribes of Israel
Here are the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel:
1: Tribe of Dan
2: Tribe of Gad
3: Tribe of Reuben
4: Tribe of Naphtali
5: Tribe of Asher
6: Tribe of Zebulon
7: Tribe of Issachar
8: Tribe of Manasseh
9: Tribe of Ephraim
10: Tribe of Benjamin
11: Tribe of Judah
12: Tribe of Simeon
Symbols of the 12 Tribes of Israel
Each tribe had a symbol that helped it stand out of the crowd. Here are the 12 symbols of the tribes:
Tribe of Dan
Tribe of Gad
Tribe of Reuben
Tribe of Naphtali
Tribe of Asher
Tribe of Zebulon
Tribe of Issachar
Tribe of Benjamin
Tribe of Judah
Tribe of Simeon
These 12 symbols make up this beautiful Mosaic piece of art in the old city of Jerusalem:
Israeli Stamps Showing 12 Tribes of Israel Symbols:
Tribes of Israel map showing where the 12 tribes of Israel lived.