Many parts of it are originated from mythological texts (such as the Bible), and could be exaggerations, lies, myths with no basis, etc.
During the Hyborian Age, circa 10,000 BC, on the Aquilonian borderline, Conan saw the Phantom, one of Mitra's angels, who usually appeared to those about to die. The angel of Mitra appeared again to Conan and granted him Mitra's power to stop a priestess of Yog. The angels of Mitra and the demons of Yog looked on as the two fought as gigantic forms in the spectral realm. Conan killed the priestess whose corpse fell to Earth.
While her blood became rivers and her bones were covered with silt and became hills of the land upon which it fell, her spirit cursed it, making that land barren and infertile, while a place of war and disorder. This land would eventually become known as Canaan, the Holy Land, Palestine, and would be the theater of many conflicts, Crusades and holy wars.
At the end of the Hyborian Age, a cataclysm cause the formation of the Mediterranean Sea, as the Stygian continent broke away from the rest of world, causing the nation of Shem to be drowned. While Shemite-Hyrkanian mixed blood became known as the ancient Sumerians, the purer of the Shemites descended into the Arabs and the Israelites.
In 1200 BC, years after, Moses confronted the Pharaoh. The Levite engaged the Pharaoh's adviser, Anath-Na Mut in a battle which the Sphinx will lose. Moses defeated the Sphinx. Moses used a magical staff to fight Anath-Na Mut. This staff was once held by Atlantean kings.
Wars with the Philistines
In 1020 BC, Saul became the first king of Israel and Judea. As he was under the influence of an evil spirit, and the the spirit of the Lord had left him, David, a young shepherd (that had been anointed by Samuel as the chosen of the lord) known for his music was fetched to play for the king. Once David played, the evil spirit left Saul, who made David his armor-bearer.
Solomon was also a powerful sorcerer that served as the Sorcerer Supreme. He was challenged, as the banisher of demons. Supposedly, as the Queen of Sheba, Lilith conceived by Solomon.. King Solomon amassed vast amounts of knowledge and magical artifacts. After his death, many of these treasures were buried with him in his tomb. He was succeeded as the Sorcerer Supreme by his lover, Queen Balkis of Sheba.
Ahab's and Jezebel's rule
Abimelech had killed all his brother, save for Jotham who hid himself, and plotted with the men of Shechem to make himself king. Jotham came to the men of Shechem and, from the top of Mount Geirizim, told them of Abimelech's schemes and of a parable about a tree that was a king.
Eventually, as predicted by Jotham, Abimelech turned on the men who had made him king and destroyed himself, and was himself killed.
Jehoiakim's rule under Nebuchadnezzar's dominion
Persians and Medes
The Maccabee freedom fighters eventually took the city back by force. Finding out their temple's desecration, they immediately started to reconsecrate it. They had only enough oil for one day, but the oil burnt for eight days, which was considered a God-sent miracle by the Jews, leading to the story of Hanukkah (or Chanuakah).
Herod's rule / Birth of Jesus Christ
At the time of Herod's rule over Judea, Mary and Joseph had just become engaged when she miraculously became impregnated by God and the Holy Spirit, as foretold to her by the angel Gabriel. The angel later returned and explained to Joseph that the child within Mary was God's, that his name would be Jesus, and that he was the Messiah. At that time, the Roman Emperor decreed that a census be taken, and every person in the entire Roman Empire had to go to his own town to register. Joseph, being of the line of David, was required to go to Bethlehem to register with Mary. While in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus. Probably due to the census, the inn was too crowded, and Mary gave birth in a crude stable. She wrapped the baby in cloths and placed him in a manger.
As Three Wise Men, guided by the Star of Betlehem, came to Herod to ask for the child born king of the Jews. They were sent to Betlehem by his priests. After Jesus was born, Herod feared that the child would take his place, and had all children up to two years old killed, but Mary and Joseph had already fled into Egypt on Gabriel's warning.
Herod Archelaus' rule
Herod the Tetrarch's and Herodias' rule
Herod the Tetrarch, the King of Judaea, was a man of evil. When his spies told him of John the Baptist, son of Zacharias, a prophet speaking to the people against him, Herod had them follow him. During one of John's baptism sessions, he revealed that the savior was among them (as Jesus had made the trip to the River Jordan to witness him). As the spies didn't believed the messiah was there, they left, and when they were gone, John pointed to Jesus, and baptized him. A dove came down over Jesus and a voice recognized him as his son, leading the people to recognize him as the savior. Hearing the news, Herod had John arrested.
Crucifixion of the Christ
All his life he knew he would have to sacrifice himself for mankind. When the time came he traveled to Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds of people came out of the city to greet him, waving and throwing down palm branches on the road. At "Passover" which would later be known as the "Last Supper" Jesus told his followers that one of them would betray him and his fellow disciples. On Friday, Roman soldiers arrested and tried Jesus and nailed him to a wooden cross. When Jesus died, his disciples placed his body in a cave and covered the cave entrance with a rock. On Sunday, one of Jesus's disciples, Mary Magdalene, went to the cave. The rock had been rolled away and the cave was empty as an angel appeared and said Peace be with you. Jesus had risen from the dead. He then visited his disciples himself to tell them to spread the word of god throughout the world before ascending to Heaven, which began Christianity.
After his death and as his followers grew in number and objects related to him became highly sought after such as the Spear of Destiny which supposedly the spear a Roman soldier named Longinus used to kill Jesus and the Holy Grail which is supposedly a cup in which Jesus turned water into wine at the Last Supper.
Arabs and Crusaders
The region was ruled by the Turks for centuries.
In 1882, Jewish people began to immigrate to Palestine.
In 1921, the Zionist groups came to this region.
State of Israel (1948–present)
The modern state of Israel was established in 1948.
Israel has been in conflict with virtually all of it's neighbors at one time or another. They have the support of the United States of America and the United Nations. Israel made itself one of the premier nations in the hunt for Nazi war criminals. Strife between the Israeli and Palestinian groups has led to many violent military reprisals.
It formed in 1949, and has been on the forefront of domestic security and counter-terror legislation since.
In 1953, US Secret Service Agent Kent Blake traveled to Tel Aviv where he searched for Professor Braun, a scientist who developed a new H-Bomb who was sought after by Communist nations. During this mission he clashed with his foe, a spy named Myra Tangier, preventing her from obtaining the H-Bomb plans.
In the 1970's, Brightsword was part of Israeli military who had grown disillusioned with warfare and killing. When approached by the Asgardian god Heimdall to become one of the Young Gods, he accepted, and became the representation of the warrior among them.
In Haifa, Magneto worked as a volunteer orderly at a psychiatric hospital for Holocaust victims. It was there Erik first met and became friends with Charles Xavier. The two men joined forces to rescue their friend, Gabrielle Haller, from Baron von Strucker and his Hydra agents and revealed their powers to each other, Magnus seized Hydra's Nazi gold and left for parts unknown, realizing his and Xavier's views were incompatible.
As Israel was thinking about adopting its own version of the Superhuman Registration Act, Sabra was sent by the Mossad to serve as a Mutant auxiliary for the O.N.E., in exchange for intel and technology for setting up a Registration Act.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Savage Sword of Conan #188; Endless River of Blood
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Savage Sword of Conan #17; Chapter 6: The Darkness... and the Dawn
- ↑ Savage Sword of Conan #39; A Gazeteer of the Hyborian World Part VII, Shem's entry
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #3; The Father of Nations - The Story of Abraham
- ↑ Fantastic Four Annual #1
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #3; The Moses and the Israelites in Slavery
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Bible Tales for Young People #4; The Fall of Jericho
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #2; Samson!
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young People #4; Children of the Bible: The Story of Samuel
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #1; David the Shepherd
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young People #4; David and Goliath
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 12.2 Bible Tales for Young People #4; The Wisdom of Solomon
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #1; The Proverbs
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 Marvel Tarot #1
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 4 #18; Lilith's entry
- ↑ Ghost Riders: Heaven's on Fire #2
- ↑ Black Panther #1
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z #7
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #3; Elijah's Mantle
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #2; The Parable of THE TREE That was a King
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young People #5; The Fall of Judah
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 Bible Tales for Young People #5; Daniel in the Lion's Den
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young People #5; Queen Esther
- ↑ 24.0 24.1 Marvel Holiday Special #1996; Unto Others
- ↑ 25.0 25.1 25.2 Marvel Holiday Special #1992; Revisionist History
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 Marvel Atlas #2; Israel's entry, History
- ↑ 27.0 27.1 Bible Tales for Young Folk #1; The Nativity: The Birth of Jesus
- ↑ Bible Tales for Young Folk #2; The Voice in the Wilderness
- ↑ Life of Christ: The Easter Story #1
- ↑ Wolverine: Evilution #1
- ↑ Union Jack #1-3
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 The Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #8
- ↑ Civil War Battle Damage Report #1; INternational Reaction: Israel's entry
- ↑ Kent Blake of the Secret Service #14
- ↑ Marvel Atlas #2; Israel's entry, International Relations
- ↑ Uncanny X-Men #161
- ↑ Civil War Battle Damage Report #1
- ↑ Secret Invasion #6