a professional writer
a region that in Southwest Asia; site of the first civilizations
a city that is also a seperate independant state
the belief in many gods
a traditional story; in some cultures, a legend that explains people's beliefs
many territories and peoples controlled by one government
the capital of Babylonia; a city of great wealth and luxury
a group of traders traveling together
a market selling different kinds of goods
a powerful weapon having a wooden beam mounted on wheels
an organized list of laws and rules
the king of Babylon from about 1792 to 1750 b.c.; creator of the Babylonian Empire
groups of wedges and lines used to write several languages of the Fertile Crescent
a set of symbols that represent the sounds of language
the belief in one god
a time when there is so little food that many people starve
to force someone to live in another country
a promise made by God
an Israelite leader whom the Torah credits with leading the Israelites from Egypt to Canaan
a religious teacher who is regarded as someone who speaks for God or for a god
the scattering of people who have a common background or beliefs
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