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Mesopotamia 2

TermDefinition
canaan area where the Hebrews first lived; corresponds roughly to present-day Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel and was also known as Phoenicia.
Judaism the religion practiced by the Hebrews
Torah sacred text of the Bible; the first five books of the Bible
empire large area of city-states controlled by one ruler
Akkad a Mesopotamian city-state
Sargon an Akkadian conqueror
scribe a writer
stylus a wedge shaped instrument made out of reed used to write on clay tablets
Polytheism belief in more than one god
edubba a Sumerian school where young boys learned reading, writing, and arithmetic
Assyrians very harsh people who exploited the use of iron weapons to build their Mesopotamian empire, which lasted less than 100 years.
BCE "Before the common era". (an alternative to "Before Christ",abbreviated BC)
CE An alternate name for "Anno Domini" which is Latin for "in the year of our Lord"
Babylon means"gate of god"; an empire formed by Hammurabi.
levees raised areas of earth constructed to hold back the flood waters
Created by: cindywells