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persion gulf an arm of the arabian sea, located between the arabian peninsula and southwest iran.
ninevah capital of assyria
tyre a rich tradeport and a major city of phoenicia, located on the eastern mediteranean
euphrates river a river flowing south from turkey through syria and iraq
covenant a binding agreement
empire many territories and people who are controlled by one government.
myths a traditional story; in some cultures,a legend that explainspeoples belives
jordan river one of the most sacred rivers; river inwhich jesus was baptized
black sea north sea(greek)
issrial country in southwest asia
phoenians an ancient region in present day lebanon
zigris mountians largest mountian range in iraq and iranover 900 miles long with peaks over 1200ft.
code an organized list of laws and rules
hebrues the jewish people; the tribe the jewish people came from.
exile to force someone to live in another country.
king david king of the israelites after saul.
fertile cresent an ancient region between the tigris and ephrates river river in southwest asia
sumer the site of the earliest known civilization; located in mesopotamia, in present day southern iraq;later became babylonia.
peninsula a form of writing that uses groups of wedges and lines;used to write several languages of the fertile cresent.
diaspora th scattering of people who have a common background or belief.
carovar a group of traders traveling together.
bazaar a market selling different kinds of goods.
famine a time when there is so little food that many people starve.
soloman king of the israelites after david.
nebachadnezzar king of new babylonian empire from 605 to 561bc.
tigris river a river in iraq and turkey.
syria a historical kingdom of northern mesopotamia around present day iraq and turkey.
hammurabi king of babylon from 1792 to 1750 bc; creator of babylonian empire; established one of the oldest code of law.
polythiesm the belief in many gods.
zorgon king of assyia, conquered babylonia and fouded the last great assyrian dynasty.
alphabet a set of symbols that represent the sounds of s lauguge.
scribe a proffetional writer
torah the most sacred text of the israelies that recorded laws and events of thier history.
mosses israelite leader; led the israelites from egypt to canaan; according to the bible, he recieved the ten commandments from god.
chalans overthrew assyrian in 612bc
astronomy the branch of science that studies the planets, stars, moon and other objects in the universe.
UR a city of ancient sumer in southern mesopotamia, located in present day southeast iraq.
canana a region occupied by the ancient israelites, also known as palestine, located between the jordan river, mediteranean sea and the dead sea,on a site that includes present day isreal and part of jordan.
ziggarat a temple of the ancient sumerians and babylonians, made of terraces connected by ramps and stairs, rouphly in the shape of a pyrimid
menotheism the belief in god.
prophet a religious leader who told the israelites what god wanted them to do
abraham first leader of the israelites, according to the bible, he led his family to cannan, where he became to founder of a new nation.
myth a very long story about a sumerian hero.
ten commandments according to the bible, a code of laws given to the israelites by god.
dead sea scrolls ancient parchment manuscripts containing the earliest verson of the first few books of the bible.
jerusum the capitol city of modern israel; a holy city for jews, christians and muslims.
chariot the chariot is thee earliest and simpilest type of carrige.
babylonia center of babylonian emire.
city state a city with its own traditions and it own government and laws; both acity and seperate indapendent state.
confluence where 2 or more rivers meet.
tributary feeder river, river that feeds into alarge river.
dead sea a salt lake between isreal and jordan; the dead sea is the lowest point on earth.
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