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Researchers of the Kinneret have concluded that a climate crisis 3,200 years ago brought about the collapse of regional empires.

These groups, including the Sea Peoples known from the texts of the period, moved by land and sea, assaulted cities and disrupted trade routes. All this caused a severe economic crisis which developed from north to south and reached Canaan. “It was an all-out war on dwindling resources,” says Ben-Dor Evian.

The study shows that the dry period ended around 1100 BCE and was followed by a wet period that helped many of the uprooted groups to settle down, especially in the hilly areas of Canaan and Syria. A century or two later these groups established the territorial kingdoms of the Iron Age, among them Israel and Judah.

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The results of the researcher’s study appeared in a university journal Tuesday and will be published elsewhere soon .

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Sound more like the climate change during Ahab and Jezebel to me. Wish chronologists would get their archeological finding aligned correctly. Thank God we have got Velikovski, Courville, and Ages of Darkness to point to a corrected chronology for this period of ancient history. I think they were conservative in their adjustments to this period of findings.

  2. Well, that's what they get for not equipping their camels and horses with catalytic converters. They couldn't even pass the emissions check for methane. Goodness, those people were negligent. Thank goodness they didn't grow kidney beans there, they would have fried the planet.

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