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An Alternate History written by Meshakhad. The Biblical YHWH decides on a different holy land for His chosen people. So instead of having the Israelites invade Canaan, He sends them to then-uninhabited New Zealand.

Story thread here. Concept discussion thread here, requiring AH.com membership.


This series contains examples of:

  • Alternate History Wank: Averted with regards to Yisrael. The author has stated that he envisions them ending up more like modern Britain or Japan.
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  • Alien Space Bats: The premise literally invokes G-d. Yes, that G-d.
  • Death World: Australia. All but two of the Yisraeli colonies fail.
  • Different States of America: There will be a US analogue - the Most Serene Republic of Atlantis, apparently of Italian origin.
  • Istanbul (Not Constantinople): Only a few OTL toponyms are preserved, and those are all descriptive, as New Zealand is settled by ancient Israelites rather than Polynesians and Europeans.
    • Played with in the case of Ward Island - its name here is "Iy Shamar", from the Hebrew word for "to protect/guard".
    • Australia is called Eretz Adom ("Red Land").
  • Macross Missile Massacre: In the teaser, the Yisraelis unleash one on the Sundanese harbor with black powder rockets.
  • Mundane Utility: The first chapter has Moses offhandly mention using his staff to prop up a tent or whack unruly animals.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: One hint of the future mentions Native Americans tanks coming to the aid of Militant Communist Texas.
  • Schizo Tech:
    • The Obsidian Age. The Yisraelis slide back into the Stone Age due to a lack of copper to make bronze, but retain writing.
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    • The teaser has medieval Yisraelis using rockets but not guns.

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