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Ark of the Covenant
An ornate box that held the tablets of the Law. It represented God's throne on earth.
The promised land
sign of the covenant with Abraham
The unity of the faithful as one Body in Christ; also refers to the reception of the Eucharist at Holy Mass.
The act of separating someone or something apart as holy and devoted for a particular purpose.
A solemn agreement between human beings or between God and a human being in which mutual commitments are made.
5th book of the Old Testament
Greek for "going out"; the liberation of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt into the Promised Land by the saving acts of God.
The theological virtue by which one believes in all that God has said and revealed to man and that the Church proposes for belief.
The name given to the People of God, later known as the Israelites, Israel, or the Jews.
worship of idols
Israelites, the people chosen by God to be his people and inherit the promises of Abraham.
The priestly class of Israel, members of the tribe of Levi
third book of the bible, laws given to the hebrews by god
Bread from heaven
Hebrew word for "anointed one"
For the Israelites, the 10 Commandments and other laws given by God revealing how he wants his people to conduct themselves
Where Moses received the ten commandments
The hill on which the oldest part of Jerusalem was built
mystical body of christ
The faithful People of God, who in a supernatural way become one body, with Christ as its head.
The fourth book of the Bible, it tells about two censuses taken at the beginning and end of the Hebrews' time in the desert and more of the laws under which the Hebrews lived.
A promise transformed into a sacred commitment by calling on God's name.
That part of the Bible, containing forty-six books, that tells the story of salvation history through God's covenant with Israel in preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ.
A Jewish feast commemorating the deliverance of their first-born males from death by the blood of the lamb sprinkled on the doorposts while in bondage in Egypt.
The first five books of the Bible
A ruler of ancient Egypt
any of the ten signs God sent upon the people of Egypt in an effort to convince Pharaoh to let the Israelites go free
The area to which God led the Israelites to live after their wanderings in the desert.
A book of the Old Testament filled with hymns and poetry, much of which is written about the Israelites' captivity and some of which are credited to King David. The Psalms are rich in prophecy.
Sea through which Moses and the Hebrews passed in their flight from Egypt after God miraculously parted the waters for them.
gods free decision to make himself fully known to us
Or the Nile River; waterway in Egypt upon which the infant Moses' mother placed him in a reed basket, hoping to save him from the pharaoh's order to kill all male Israelite children; the pharaoh's own daughter found him and raised him as her own child.
In Israelite history, the tent containing the Ark of the Covenant and other sacred items; this portable sanctuary was taken through their wandering in the wilderness until the building of the Temple. An ornamented receptacle in the church in which the consecrated Eucharist is reserved for Communion for the sick and dying as well as for adoration.
The house of God in Jerusalem that contained the Ark of the Covenant.
Decalogue; the fundamental laws given by God at Sinai that govern divine and human relationships.
A sacrifice made in thanksgiving for God's deliverance. Under David and his successors, it became the primary liturgy of the Temple.
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