Religion of the Israelites

The religion of the Israelites is considerably more important to history then the political entity itself. The Israelites were the first nation to believe in monotheism, the belief in one god. This as opposed to the prevelant view at the time in may gods. Furthermore the Israelites believed that their God presented a constistent code of moral. †his code begins with the Ten Commandments given in the Book of Exodus. The Hebrews also developed an extensive series of texts the five books of the bible and the further 30 books of the prophets that depict both the history of the Israelites and Gods covenenat with them, as well as providing an in depth code of moral conduct. After the destruction of the temple as the religion of the Israelites became known as Judaism, this code was further amplified by the writing of the Mishnah, and Talmud