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S.S. chapter 5

plateau An area of flat land that raises above the surrounding land
drought A long period of dry weather
cuniform A system of writing that used wedge shaped symbols to represent sounds ideas and objects
city state A self governing city surrounded by villages and land
ziggurat A large temple located in the center of Ancient Sumerian cities
polytheism The belief in many gods and goddesses.
code of law A written set of laws that apply to everyone under a goverment.
Judaism The religion of the Jewish people
Torah The first five books of the Hebrew Bible containing the laws and teaching of Judaism
monotheism A belief in one God
Ten Commandments According to the Hebrew Bible the laws God gave Moses on Mount Sinai
Sabbath A weekly day of rest prayer and study
Diaspora The scattering of Jews to many parts of the world
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