The Fertile Crescent

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Hammurabi

King of Babylon in 1792

Babylonia

empire led by Hammurabi

Hammurabi's Code

Law code of the Babylonians

Assyria

Civilization that rose to power in N. Mesopotamia along the Tigris

Ashurbanipal

king of Assyria who built a magnificent library at Nineveh

Ninevah

Assyrian capital city located on the Tigris

conquest

defeat of another group

Nebuchadnezzar II

Neo Babylonia's (Chaldea) most powerful king

Two of Nebuchadnezzar's most famous building projects

Great Ziggurat, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon & Ishtar Gate

Abraham

Considered to be the 'father' of monotheism

Cannaan

land given to Abraham and his descendants

Covenent

An agreement between God and his people.

Moses

Led the Hebrews out of Egypt?

10 Commandments

The laws given to Moses from God.

descendant

People born later into the same family?

Torah

the Hebrew Bible

Deborah

the female judge that became a leader among the Hebrews

David

United the tribes of Israel

Jerusalem

The capital of Israel

Solomon

son of David and king of Israel noted for his wisdom

synagogue

a Jewish house of worship

alphabet

important contribution by the Phoenicians

Lydians

invented the first coins

murex

snail that provided purple dye to the Phoenicians

Judaism

Abraham and the Hebrews are known as the founders of what religion?

synagogue

name for a Jewish house of worship

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