The history of Israel as detailed in the Bible encompasses around 1800 years. It proclaims a dynamic account of God's miracles, judgments, promises, and blessings. Israel began as a unilateral promise to one man, Abraham. For more than 400 years, Abraham and his descendants relied on that promise, even during a significant period of slavery in Egypt. Following the Exodus, the nation of Israel was founded.
The rest of Israel's history as recorded in the Bible is a continuing cycle of blessing and punishment for Israel's obedience and disobedience to God's Law. Throughout times of victory and defeat, king and judges, priests and prophets, restoration and exile - the Israelites were blessed when they obey God and disciplined when they do not. As a nation, Israel was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. At that time, the Jews scattered throughout the whole world, keeping the hope based on prophetic promises of an eventual regathering to the chosen land God gave to Israel.
Based on recent events in the Holy Land, it is clear that God's promise to Abraham is still being fulfilled. One of the Bible's greatest predictions about Israel has already come to pass. In 1948, after almost 1900 years had passed, Israel was again declared a sovereign nation and officially re-established in the Promised Land.
"Fear not, for I am with you. I will bring your seed from the east, and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back; bring My sons from far, and My daughters from the ends of the earth..." (Is. 43:5-6). "