Antiquity Midterm Identifies
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Meaning verily, truly, and so let it be. Used to show strong approval.
Primitive men who have rejected God and have been allowed to descend to the level of a caveman
The first son of Adam and Eve. Eve though that he would be the redeemer. He murdered Abel.
The time before the flood.
A plain that is flooded annually by a nearby river or rivers.
Tower of Babel
A tower that was being constructed in the plains of Shinar. Was to unify the people and be a stairway to heaven.
A Sumerian king that was recorded as reigning for around 120 years. He is the hero for the Epic of Gilgamesh.
A story involving supernatural beings that is to convey a fundamental worldview.
A man centered story which glorifies the exploits of a hero.
Was the city of Terah and Abraham and the capitol of the Akkadian Empire.
The father of Abraham. He journeyed with Abraham for a little while.
The military formation of soldiers equipped with large shields and spears being closely arrayed.
When power is all under one central control
When a horde of troops are thrown at the enemy in an attempt to overwhelm them.
When city states form together, often around a trade route, or as co-belligerents.
The ability to distinguish between right and wrong
When tribes form together often around a market or river, to form a city.
When the government has complete control
The act of breaking through or circumventing an enemy's flank so as to attack him from behind.
The most basic form of government, when like minded families unite into a tribe.
When city-states form alliances and partnership enterprise zones.
When a government rules a diverse people, conquers territories, and deport those they conquer.
Referring to the Sun. Ex. Solar time is based off of the cycle of the Sun.
Referring to the Moon. Ex. Lunar time is based off of the cycles of the Moon.
The paradise in which man was created and was to have sanctuary with God.
A mountain symbolizing Jerusalem. A picture of what God's people are to press on to.
All the Gods of a religion
When the children of Israel left the house of bondage (Egypt) to go to the Promised Land.
The Greek word for Church. The rule of law; government through priesthood
The triangular alluvial plain of a river as it disperses to enter a larger body of water.
The aggression of a nation to achieve domination over other nations.
A pharaoh who became a mythical figure and so many later pharaoh's shared his name. He claimed to be 2250 years old.
The use of pictures for religious purposes. Egyptians used strict forms.
Most dynamic Pharoah. Son of Seti. Contributed to Egyptian architecture.
Man centered. Egypt's architecture reflected the focus on man.
Battle of Kadesh
1274 BC battle where Ramses defeated the Hittites. Ramses exaggerated his success.
The Egyptian sun god who was represented as a hawk-headed man.