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Chapter 11 STUDY GUIDE The Ancient Hebrews and the Origins of Judaism
Terms in this set (24)
Hebrews/ Hebrew Civilization
a society of people (ancient Israelites) who lived to the northeast of Egypt, in Canaan, from about 1800 B.C.E. to 70 C.E.
a major world religion that was founded by the Hebrews
the first five books of the Jewish Bible
the leader who led the Hebrews from Mesopotamia to Canaan
a Hebrew leader who led his people out of slavery in Egypt and brought Judaism its fundamental laws, then Ten Commandments
the Hebrew king who established Jerusalem as a holy city
the Hebrew king who built Jerusalem's first great temple; son of King David
an agreement or promise
a daughter or son, granddaughter or grandson, and so on
a gift of an animal for slaughter as a way to honor gods
a person who speaks or interprets for God to other people
a terrible disaster affecting many people and thought to be sent by God as a punishment
the escape of the Hebrews from Egyptian slavery
the ten laws said to be given to Moses by God
the seventh day of the week to be used for rest and worship, according to one of the Ten Commandments
Ark of the Covenant
the chest containing the Ten Commandments, written on stone tablets, that the Hebrews carried with them during their wanderings after their flight from Egypt
the first five books of the Hebrew Bible
When people read from the Torah, they are reading from
He moved with his family from Mesopotamia.
How does the Torah say that Abraham first came to the land of Canaan?
belief in one God
How did ancient Judaism differ from other religions at that time?
According to the Torah, the faith that would become Judaism began with a covenant, or
What place did the Jewish people believe was the promised land?
the Ten Commandments
According to the Torah, what did Moses bring to his people from Mount Sinai?
a strong central government
What did David provide for the Jewish people that they did not have before?
building a temple
For which achievement is Solomon most famous?
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