The nation of Israel was resurrected from the grave of nations on May 14, 1948 but in an unconverted condition, just as the Bible said they would be in Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones (Eze 37:1-8) and the parable of the fig tree (Matt 24:32). The nation of Israel turned 70 years old as of May 14, 2018. The number 70 is significant in the Bible and is associated with Israel under probation or judgment (Jer 25:11; 29:10; Dan 9:24). The Jewish people are God's chosen people and the nation of Israel is the only nation the Lord has made a covenant with. Israel is also God's timepiece to the rest of the world. This series of lessons give an overview of the Biblical history of the Jewish people and the nation of Israel, from the calling out of Abram to the Roman dispersion (i.e.- the Diaspora). It also provides an overview of the historical events that led to the establishment of the nation of Israel in 1948. Finally, an overview of the future of the nation of Israel is provided, from the horrors of Daniel's 70th week (Dan 9:27), which is also called the "time of Jacob's trouble" (Jer 30:7) or the Tribulation, to their glorious conversion at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the promised Millennial kingdom. The average age of a man is between 70-80 years old (Psa 90:10), will God's plan for Israel be completed within this same time frame based on their "birth" in 1948? Additional lessons on this subject are available from the 2019 Palomar Bible Prophecy Conference.