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Meredith's H6 ch3

Meredith"s H6 ch3vocab

Bedouins Arabs who wander from place to place with their herds
millstones used for grinding grain
papyrus plant used to make paper
murex purple dye from a sea snail
Carthage an important Phoenician trading post in North Africa
alphabet the Phoenicians most important contribution to the world
emperor a powerful ruler who controls an empire
Hittites among the first people to build an empire
caravan a group of people traveling together with a pack of animals
barter trade conducted by giving goods for other desired goods
Lydia (Lydians) country first to mint coins
minting the process of making coins
Croesus the last king of Lydia, famous for his wealth
Jordan River the most important river in Israel
Dead Sea the lowest place on the earth’s land surface
Hebrews descendants of Abraham
Ten Commandments God’s basic rules for right and wrong
Baal the chief god of the Canaanites
Jericho city the Israelites captured using only shouts & trumpet blasts
Solomon built the great Temple at Jerusalem
Assyrians people who conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel & took them captive
Ninevah Capital city of Assyria
Jonah prophet sent by God to warn the wicked city of Assyria’s capital (Ninevah) that they would be judged
Hammurabi the leader of the Babylonian Empire who gathered the laws of the land & put them in order
Hanging Gardens one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” located in Babylon
Babylonians people who conquered the Southern Kingdom of Judah & took them captive
Nebuchadnezzar Babylonian king who took Daniel captive & brought him to Babylon
Daniel prophet who had great influence on the Babylonian Empire
Cyrus king who allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem & rebuild the temple
Greeks Eventually conquered the Persians
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