Discovering Our Past A History of our World: Chapter 6 The Israelites

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6th Grade - World History Florida Textbook Lessons 1-4 Vocab Words

prophet

A messenger sent by God to share God's word with people

monotheism

A belief in one God.

tribe

A social group made up of families or clans.

Exodus

The departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.

covenant

An agreement with God.

Torah

Laws that Moses supposedly received from God; later became the first part of the Hebrew Bible.

commandment

A rule that God wanted the Israelites to follow.

alphabet

A set of letters or other characters used to write a language.

culture

The beliefs and behaviors of a group of people.

locust

A grasshopper that often migrates in large numbers.

extract

To remove by a physical or chemical process.

ensure

To make certain or make sure of.

psalm

A sacred song or poem used in worship.

proverb

A wise saying

exile

A forced absence from one's home or country

period

A division of time that is shorter than an era

found

To set up or establish.

survive

To continue to live; to live through a dangerous event

synagogue

A Jewish house of worship.

Sabbath

A weekly day of worship and rest

scroll

A long document made from pieces of parchment sewn together

kosher

Prepared according to Jewish dietary law.

tradition

A custom, or way of life, passed down from generation to generation.

communicate

To exchange knowledge or information.

community

A group of people with common interests living in an area.

Diaspora

The groups of Jews living outside of the Jewish homeland.

rabbi

The official leader of a Jewish congregation.

version

A different form or edition; a translation of the Bible

expand

To enlarge

devotion

Dedication, a strong commitment

cooperation

Working together

tensions

Opposition between individuals or groups; stress

document

An official paper used as proof or support of something

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