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Bible The Word of God, Christian Holy book
Old Testament The Tenakh. The story of the Jewish relationship with God
New Testament The story of Jesus and the start of Christianity
Synagogue Local place of Jewish worship
Sanhedrin Jewish Council
Zealot Terrorist Jews who wanted a military Messiah. They hated the Romans
Pharisee Strict Jews who were keepers of the Law. They refused to be associated with ‘sinners’ and non-Jews.
Sadducees Upper-class, strict Jews who only accepted the Law of Moses. They refused to consider other interpretations.
Essenes Monk-like Jews who lived in the desert. They believed they were the ‘true people of God’
Messiah The anointed (special/ chosen) one who Jews believed would come to save them, as promised in the Old Testament.
Prophecy Messages from God given to people on earth.
Created by: All Saints



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