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The contributing Canon authors of EV
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18th Century B.C.:
Israelites enslaved by Egypt.

14th Century B.C.:
Akhenaton and Nefertiti rule Egypt; the chief of the village of J. sends them a letter of deference.

1300 B.C.:
Yahweh's followers flee from Egypt.

960 B.C.:
Salomo becomes King of Israel and Juda.

926 B.C.:
After Salomo's death, the empire is divided into Israel and Juda (including J.).

724 B.C.:
Assyrians try to conquer J. Ahaz, then king of J., decides not to join the defensive alliance of other small states and delivers the city.

605 B.C.:
Led by King Nebukadnezar, Babylon defeats Egypt and Assyria; like all other small states in the area, Juda and J. become Babylon vassal states.

597 B.C.:
Under King Jenoiakim and his sona and successor Jenoiachin, J. rises up against Babylon. The rebellion ends with the city's defeat.

589 B.C.:
Second rebellion under King Zedekiah. Babylon troops lay siege to the city.

588 B.C.:
Rebellion quelled. First citizens of J. deported to Babylon.

586 B.C.:
J. stands empty.

545 B.C.:
King Cyprus of Babylon decides to send the cult of Yahweh back to J.

538 B.C.:
42,360 citizens, 7,337 slaves, 200 temple singers, 736 horses, 245 mules, 435 camels and 6,720 donkys leave Babylon for J.

520 B.C.:
The returned citizens gather to erect a new altar in the old one's stead.

400 B.C.:
J. again is a religious center with a weak but growing economy and slowly increasing in population.

323 B.C.:
Alexander the Great dies; faraway Judea and J. suffer from competing expansionist efforts of Mesopotamia and Egypt.

175 B.C.:
Antiochus IV becomes King of Judea. Hellenization of J.

169 B.C.:
Antiochus pillages the temple treasure and tears down the city walls to build a fortress for himself and his troops fro the stones.

166 B.C.:
Judah, nicknamed "Maccabeus" (hammer head), organizes his first attacks on the city's Greek populace.

165 B.C.:
Greeks defeated by Maccabeans.

63 B.C.:
Pompeius, perhaps under the influence of a Roman Toreador, conquers J., and Judea becomes a Roman province.

44 B.C.:
Julius Caesar assassinated.

43 B.C.:
King of Judea assassinated.

37 B.C.:
Herod becomes the King of Judea.

10 B.C.:
Herod starts thinking about a successor.

4 A.D.:
Herod dies; his son Archelas now calls himself "ethnarch."

The Roman governer sends troops to Judea to sell part of Archelas's riches as a compensation for unpaid tolls and to take a census to see how many people live in the area.

The new procurator Pontius Pilatus sends troops with giant Augustus statues to J.

Jesus comes to J. and cleans out the temple.

Vespasian, who has been fighting for several years in Galilee, is declared emperor by the Roman senate and leaves his son Titus to command the troops while he returns to Rome. Titus conquers J. and destroys the temple to Yahweh on the Temple Mount.

Jews try in vain to organize a revolt against Rome.

Council of Nicea makes Christianity the Roman Empire's official religion. Jews chased from J. as "killers of Christ."

Helena discovers a portion of the suspected True Cross on a journey through the Holy Land.

Etheria of Clan Brujah embraced on a pilgrimage to J.

Christian Church excommunicates the Nestorians as heretics.

Rumor spreads that Jews may return to J., but upon entering the city they are stoned. Eudocia, wife of the Emperor Theodosius, leaves her husband after a visit to J.

Eudocia returns to J. and builds a hospital for pilgrims and a house for the patriarch.

Persians conquer J.

The archangel Gabriel brings Mohammed to J. on his winged horse Buraq.

Muslims make camp at Bethlehem to conquer J.

Muslims conquer J. with almost no bloodshed.

J.'s official surrender to the Muslims.

The Cappadician Abraham embraces the Jewish scholar Adam because he needs help in studying the holy mysteries.
Caraites split off of Jewish faith.
Caliph al-Haqim has the city's churches and synagogues destroyed by his troops.
Al-Haqim ends all restrictions against Jews and Christians and returns their property to them.
Al-Haqim vanishes without a trace.
Armenian Christians settle in J.
Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians excommunicate each other.
Christians build a wall around the Christian quarter; Muslims who have lived here for generations are expelled.
In spite of the Muslim rulers' relatively moderate attitude, Pope Urban III decides that a religious quest could convince some of the divided European kings, dukes and barons to cooperate instead of going for each other's throat.
Begin of the First Crusade to reconquer J.
J. conquered by mainly Frankish crusaders.
Baldwin becomes (Christian) King of J. All Muslims expelled from the city.
Begin of the reconstruction of the Al Aqsa Mosque.
The founding of the Templars. They move into the mosque.
Al Aqsa Mosque consecrated as a Christian church.
Nur al-Din first writes down his intention to expel the Christians from the mosque and reconquer J.
Hannah embraced by Ephraim.
Nur al-Din's nephew Saladin leads an army to the Holy Land and meets the crusaders in Galilee on July 4. They are cruelly defeated.
Five-year peace treaty between Saladin and Richard the Lionhearted.
Saladin dies. From now on, a strange, threatening presence keeps Kindred away from J.
Jewish quarter almost completely destroyed when, supposedly, Malkav stirs in torpor.
Reconstruction of the Jewish quarter begins, prtly financed by Meyer Amschel Rothschild.