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

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