brother of and spokesman for Moses
adam and eve's second son
a descendant of shem and the founder of the hebrew nation
the first man and our first father
alexander the great
thr fourth century BC greek conqueror who spread his empire across the known world
from the greek angelos a translation of the hebrew malak meaning messenger
the vessel built by Noah to save his family and the animals from the Flood
ark of the covenant
an ornate box that held the tablets of the Law (Ten Commandments), the rod of Aaron and some manna; it represented God's throne on earth
an ancient empire ruled by bloodthirsty and wicked men; it terrorized the whole Middle East and constantly threatened Israel and Judah during the monarchic period.
The great imperial city to which the conquered people of Judah were taken captive by Nebuchadnezzar in 587 BC.
Adam and Eve's first son, and murderer of Abel
an idol made by Aaron when the Israelites demanded it
The land God promised to Abraham's descendants
Greek for "anointed"
visible sign of God's promise to Abraham
God's bringing things into being out of nothing
cyrus the great
the Persian king who conquered Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem
the second king of Israel, a "man after God's own heart."
Greek for "second law."
the name of the garden in which God placed Adam and Eve
the Hebrew word for God.
the first woman and our first mother
enforced removal from one's native land according to an edict or enforced residence in a foreign land
Greek for "going out."
a priest who led the returned exiles in Jerusalem and gathered together the books of the Old Testament
the great deluge that destroyed the world by water, from which only Noah, his family, and the animals escaped
a member of any of the nations outside Israel
the worship or adoration due God alone paid to any created object
a representation such as a statue or picture
son of Abraham and Sarah
the great prophet who guided the reforms of Hezekiah
the people chosen by God to be his own and to inherit the promises of Abraham
the younger of Isaac and Rebekah's twin sons
the Canaanite inhabitants of Jerusalem whom the Israelites had not conquered up to the time of David
the great prophet who stood up to official persecution to bring God's word to the people of Judah
a Canaanite city conquered by David that became the capital and religious center of Israel (and later Judah)
Jacob's favorite among his twelve songs
a reforming king of Judah who returned the people to the worship of God
one of the tribes of Israel
temporary leaders appointed by God to lead the people of Israel when enemies oppressed them.