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adam and Eve

God created a man (adam) and a woman (Eve) the were the first on the earth

abraham

founder of Judaism

isaac

son of abraham and sarah

jacob

son of Isaac

joseph

husband of Mary and (in Christian belief) the foster father of Jesus

moses

the Hebrew prophet who led the Israelites from Egypt across the Red sea on a journey known as the Exodus

aaron

elder brother of Moses and first high priest of the Israelites

joshua

a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses

rahab

prostitute that hid two spies from Joshua; helps Joshua take over Jericho; is spared by Joshua for hiding his spies

nebuchadnezzar ll

king of the the new babylonian empire. he rebuilt the city of babylon

jeroboam

first king of the northern kingdom of Israel who led Israel into sin (10th century BC)

solomon

son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom (10th century BC)

david

the 2nd king of the Israelites

babylonians

they extended their own empire and therefore helped bring civilization to the Middle East; Hammurabi introduced his code of law; it established rules of procedure for courts of law and regulated property rights and the duties of family members, setting harsh punishments for crimes

samuel

Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

saul

a Christian missionary to the Gentiles

cyrus

Persian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)

rehoboam

The son of Solomon and grandson of David, refused to reduce heavy burdens (taxes and forced labor) on the people, kingdom separates; is the 1st king of the Southern Kingdom of Judah (contains 2 tribes and Jerusalem)

hosea

a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)

nathan

A prophet, one of David's chief advisors

samuel

Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king

isaiah

an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies

ezekiel

a Hebrew prophet of the 6th century BC who was exiled to Babylon in 587 BC

jeremiah

an Israelite prophet who is remembered for his angry lamentations (jeremiads) about the wickedness of his people (circa 626-587 BC)

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