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when Israel is freed from Egyptian slavery
a bloodline tracing ancestors and descendants
the belief in one true God
established with the Israelites at Mount Sinai
parallel the 12 tribes of Israel
who God establishes a covenant to have descendants more numerous than the stars in the sky with
enslaved the Israelites because he felt threatened by them
to free the Israelites from Egypt
what did god call Moses to do?
every year on the Easter Vigil
when is the exodus story read
the deliverance of the Israelites out of slavery
what does passover celebrate?
called the new Paschal Lamb because his sacrifice saves us from eternal death or separation from God
what is Jesus called and why?
called the Decalogue
God's manifestation of himself in physical form
a patriarch (Abraham, Issac, and Jacob are our three)
what is the father of a tribe also known as?
Abraham and Sarah and their descendants forever
who did god first establish a covenant with?
to obey God
to listen to him or hear his voice
the favorite son of Jacob
Pharoah when Moses was born
Moses' wife whom he met when he fled to Midian
the worship of false gods - Baal is a false god
The Greek word meaning five books
as a warrior waging a holy war as they take over
the Promised Land
what is God presented as in the Book of Joshua
a sacred history that reveals God's plan of salvation
what did the authors of the Historical books intended to write about
Baal and Asherah
the two Canaanite gods the Israelites worshipped when they fell away from God
animal sacrifices in their Jerusalem Temple
what did Israelites have?
into Canaan across the River Jordan
where does God send Joshua
idolatrous before he became a Judge. He was one of 12 Judges who ruled the
The Davidic Covenant
the promise of a royal dynasty, a line of descendants that will last forever and be fulfilled in the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus is a descendant of David through his father, Joseph.
The Historical Books
help give meaning to the struggles of everyday life by placing God at the center of human experience
he can work through anyone to bring salvation to his people
what can God show through the Old Testament
the 10 Commandments
what did The Ark of the Covenant house?
based on humble service to all of God's people
the final judge and first prophet of the Israelite people
after the judges what do Israelites demand?
the 1st king of the Israelite people during the Monarchy
the 2nd king of the Israelite people during the Monarchy
the 3rd king of the Israelite people during the Monarchy
Israel; Jacob's 12 sons are the 12 tribes of Israel.
what is Jacob's new name after renewing the covenant promise God made with Abraham?
The Promised Land.
the place that God said the children of Abraham would inhabit
Book of Exodus.
the account of the enslaved Israelites, their liberation, and trust
meant to upset the authoritative patterns of the Egyptian Empire and lead to the freedom of the Israelites are the ten plagues
the sacred ground where God forms a covenant with his Chosen People
the little flakes the Israelites collected and boiled or baked into a bread like substance.
the burning bush
the form in which God identified himself to Moses as "I Am Who Am."
the Ten Commandments
The list of norms, or rules of moral behavior, that God gave to Moses and that are the basis of ethical conduct
a centralized form of leadership under one person.
a nation ruled by God
the book of judges
a series of short accounts about human leaders accomplishing God's will.
peoples held to polytheistic beliefs, worshipping many gods
accomplished amazing feats for God, including tearing a lion apart with his bare hands.
the law of Moses
refers to the first five books of the Old Testament, which are also called the Torah
the name God revealed to Moses within the burning bush, meaning "I Am Who Am."
succeeds Moses and leads the people into the Promised Land by conquering the city of Jericho; The name that means "lover of God"
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