Time periods in the Palestine region

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Time periods in the region of Palestine summarizes the major time periods in the history of the region of Palestine/Land of Israel, and notes the major events in each time period.

(Archaeological age)
Period nameRuling regimeRegion namesMajor events
4000–3300 BC (Copper Age)Pre-history 
  • Initial use of copper, agriculture become the basis of the economy, the formation of the first cities.
3300–1000 BC (Bronze Age and Iron Age I)The Canaanite and Egyptian period
Canaanites / New Kingdom Egypt Canaan / Djahy
1000–732 BC (Iron Age IIA+B)The Israelite period
Ancient Israel and Judah Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy) / Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) / Kingdom of Judah / Philistia / Territorial environs of Arabu, Edom, Phoenicia
  • Collapse of Canaanite cities, settlement increase in hill country and Transjordan
  • 1030–930 BC: The United Kingdom of Israel: the kingdom of Saul, Ishbaal, David and Solomon (Biblical sources only, dates are estimated).
  • 928 BC: Kingdom splits into two kingdoms: Israel in the north and Judah (containing Jerusalem) in the south. (Biblical sources only, dates are estimated).
  • Intrusion of Assyria into the region, states and cities lose independence.
732–539 BC (Iron Age IIC) Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian periods Neo-Assyrian Empire and Neo-Babylonian Empire Eber-Nari / Yehud [2] [3]
539–332 BC The Persian period Persian Empire Eber-Nari / Province of Judah / Palestina [5] [6] [7] [8]
332–37 BC The Hellenistic period Hellenistic Greece (Ptolemaic / Seleucid Kingdoms), Hasmonean Kingdom Cœle-Syria / Palestine [8] [9] / Hasmonean Judea / Decapolis / Paralia / Acre / Dor
37 BC – 6 AD The Early Roman period Roman Republic / Roman Empire Herodian Judea / Tetrarchy of Judea / Decapolis / Territorial environs of Syria, Aegyptus
6–135 AD The Early Roman period Roman Republic / Roman Empire Judaea (Roman province) / Samaria / Idumea / Galilee / Decapolis
135–324 The Late Roman period Roman Empire Syria Palaestina
  • 260 AD: Short-living Palmyrene Empire emerges in the Levant, splitting from the Roman Empire.
  • 272 AD: Palmyrene Empire is reannexed to Roman Empire. Syria Palaestina restored as Roman province.
324–638 The Byzantine period Byzantine Empire Palaestina I and Palaestina II
638–1099 The Arab Caliphate Period Rashidun, Umayyad and Abbasid and Fatimid Caliphates Jund Filastin [10]
1099–1260 The Crusader period and the Ayyubid Period The Crusaders, Seljuks and Ayyubids Southern Levant / Kingdom of Jerusalem / Outremer / Palestine / Holy Land
1260–1517 The Mamluk period The Mamluk Damascus Wilayah / Filastin [10]
1517–1917The Ottoman period Ottoman Empire Ottoman Syria / Southern Syria / Arz-i-Filistin [11] [12]
1917–1948 The British Mandate period British Empire Mandatory Palestine
1948 onwardsModern period Israel / Egypt / Jordan / Palestinian National Authority / Hamas Government in Gaza State of Israel / West Bank / Gaza Strip / Palestinian territories / State of Palestine

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