Friday, January 20, 2012

The Galilee

The lands of 4 tribes were in the Galilee, Naftali, Zvulun, Asher (by the sea) and Isaschar.  Later on the Dan tribe also moved to the north.  In Second Temple times Jews lived in the Galilee; they were farmers and oil producers.  At the same time Christianity was developing and after the destruction of the second temple, many people moved to the Galilee.  The Mishne took place here.

In Byzantine times there were more Christians than Jews in the Galilee, and in Muslim times there were few Jews.  During the Crusader period any Jews in the Galilee were murdered.  

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