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Ancient Civilization

of mesopotamia

TermDefinition
Zoroastrianism monotheistic religion of Persia that teaches that life is controlled by good and evil forces
The Torah the sacred text of Judaism that contains the law and history of the Jews
Phoenicians expert traders and developers of the Alphabet
Polytheism The worship of many gods
Assyrian Empire conquered with the use of chariots, cavalry, foot soldiers and iron weapons
Moses Hebrew who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt
Exodus the Journey out of Egypt and slavery to the promised land of Canaan
monotheism the belief in one god; the Jews were monotheistic
Sargon 1 created the first permanent army and created the first empire of the Akkadians
Mesopotamia the land between the river Euphrates and The Tigris in the Fertile crescent
Hammurabi's Code The first written code of 282 laws and based on the idea of "an eye for an Eye..."
Talmud Important text to the Jews which contains teachings of the Jewish faith
Hebrews a small tribe of people who were led by Abraham and became the nation of Israel
cuneiform one of the first writing systems of the Sumerians carved into clay tablets
Saul the first king of Israel
Epic of Gilgamesh one of the oldest stories in the world about a hero king named Gilgamesh
Cyrus the Great Persian King conquered the Medes and uniting the Empire creating the largest Empire in the world at the time
10 commandments the jewish laws that influenced united states law and values.
mosaic law collection of laws that governed how the israelites lived and were written down my Moses
Created by: lisaott