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a salt lake between Isreal and Jordan;sea is the lowest point on earth. dead sea
an arm of the aribian penninsula and southwest Iran persian gulf
capital of assyria Ninveh
a rich tradeport and a major city of phoencia, located on the eastern mediteranian sea in present day southern lebanon tyre
a river flowing south from turkey through syria and iraq Euphrates river
a blinding agreement covent
many territories and people who are controlled by one government empire
a traditional story; in some cultures, a legend that explains peoples beliefs myth
one of the most scared rivers; river in which jesus was baptized Jordan river
north sea(greek) Black Sea
a country in southwest asia Isreal
an acient region in present day labanon phomicians
largest mountain range in iraq and iran over 900 miles long with peakes over 1200 ft. Zagros mountains
an organized list of of laws and rules code
the jewish people; the tribe the jewish people came from hebews
to force someone to live in another country exile
King of Isrealites after Saul King David
an ancient region between the Tigris and Euphrates river in southwest asia mesopotamia
the sites of the earliest known civilization; located in mesopotamia, in present day southern iraq; later became Babylonia sumer
a form of writting that uses groups of wedges and lines; used to write several languages of the Fertile Crescent cuneiform
the scattering of people who have a common background or belief diaspra
a group of traders traveling together caravan
a market selling different kinds of goods bazzar
a time when there is so little food that many people starve famine
king of isrealites after david solomon
kind of new Bbylonian empire from 605 to 561 bc nebuchadnezzer
a river in iraq and turkey Tigirs river
a historical kingdom of nothern mesopotamia around present day iraq and turkey Assyrians
king of Babylon from 1792 to 1750 bc; creator of babylonian empire; established one of the oldest laws Hammurabi
a belief in many gods polytheism
king of assyria, conquered babylonia and found the last great assyrian dynasty saragon
a set of symbols that represent the sounds of a language alphabet
a proffensional writter scribe
the most sacred text of the isrealites that recorded laws and events of their history torah
isrealite leader; led the isrealites from egypt to canaan; according to the bible, he recieved the ten commandments from god moses
overthrew assyrian in 612bc chaldeans
the branch of science that studies the plants, stars, moon, and other objects in the universe astromney
a city of ancient sumer in southern mesopotamia, located in present day southeast iraq UR
a region occpied by the ancient isrealites, also known as palestine, located between the jordan river,mediteranean sea and the dead sea, on site that includes the present day isreal and part of jordan canaan
a temple of the ancient sumerians and babylonians, made of terraces connected by ramps and stairs, roughly in the shape of a pyramid ziggerate
the belief in one god monotheism
a relgious leader who told the isrealites what god wanted them to do prophet
first leader of the isrealites; according to the bible, he led his family to canaan, where he became the founder of a new nation abraham
a very long story about a sumerian hero epic of giligomesn
according to the bible, a code of laws given to the isrealites by god 10 comandments
ancient parchment manuscripts containing the earliest version of the first few books of the bible Dead Sea Scrolls
a capital city of modern isreal; a holy city for jews, christians, and musims serusalem
the chariot is the earliest and simplest type of carriage chariot
center of babylonian empire Babylon
a city with its own traditions, government and laws;both a city and seperate independent state city-state
where 2 or more rives meet confluence
feeder river, river that feeds into a larger river tributary
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