Large album format 24x31 cm, 252 pages of text with color photographs on every page. There is a bibliography and an extensive index. This book relates the defeat and disaster, triumph and glory, the great themes in the story of the Jeish people as recorded in the Bible and later in the annals of nations. Over 3000 years ago the Hebrews first entered history as a political and cultural entity. This absorbing volume recounts their extraordinary saga starting with the Tribes of Israel, out of whose way of life grew Judaism and Christianity and continuing through the modern re-emergence of Israel as a Middle Eastern power.