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Chapter 6

Terms related to the history of the Israelites

TermDefinition
prophet a messenger sent by God to share God's word with people
monotheism a belief in one God
tribe a social group made up of families or clans
Exodus the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypts
covenant an agreement with God
Torah teachings that Moses received from God, later became first part of Hebrew Bible
commandment a rule that God wanted the Israelites to follow
alphabet a set of letters or other characters used to write a language
psalm a sacred song or poem used in worship
proverb a wise saying
exile a forced absence from one's home or country
synagogue a Jewish house of worship
Sabbath a weekly day of worship and rest
scroll a long document made from pieces of parchment sewn together
kosher prepared according to Jewish dietary law