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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)