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Tiglathpileser 1
seized babylonia and established the Assyrian Empire around 1100 BC
Nineveh
the Assyrian Empire's great capital that fell in 612 BC
Ashurbanipal
last great monarch that ruled from 668-630 BC
Chaldeans
a semitic people that from Arabia that overthrew the Assyrian Empire around 600BC
Neo-Babylonian Empire
established by Nabopolassar
Cyrus the Great
ruler in Persia
Darius
the persian king who established the first postal service around 500 BC
Zoroastrianism
pagan religion of the persian kings
patriarchs
founding fathers of the nation of Israel
covenant
solemn agreement
ten commandments
decalogue
theocracy
a nation ruled by God
southern kingdom
Judah
northern kingdom
Israel
721bc
when samaria (israel) fell to assyrian invaders
586 bc
when jerusalem (judah) fell to babylonians
hegira
the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in 622 which marked the beginning of the Muslim era
mecca
the holiest city of Islam; Muhammad's birthplace
jihads
holy wars
caliphs
Successors to Muhammad as political and religious leaders of the Muslims
koran
holy book of islam
ramadan
(Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan
Henry Martyn
a missionary in Persia who before his death in 1812 left behind him translations of nt in arabic..
Ion-Keith Falconer
the first man in modern times to attempt to reach the muslims of arabia with the gospel of Christ
Samuel Zwemer
established the Arabian Mission and was known as the "apostle to islam"
classical and colloquial
two varieties of the arabic language