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CHAPTER TWO VOCABULA

TermDefinition
SCRIBE A PROFESSIONAL WRITER
POLYTHEISM BELIEF IN MANY GODS
MYTH A LEGEND THAT EXPLAINS PEOPLES BELIEFS
SUMER A SOUTHERN REGION IN MESOPOTAMIA
MESOPOTAMIA LAND BETWEEN THE TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES RIVERS
FERTILE CRESCENT LAND IN SOUTH WEST ASIA SHAPED LIKE A CRESCENT MOON AND VERY FERTILE
TIGRIS AND EUPHRATES RIVERS TWO RIVERS IN ANCEINT MESOPOTAMIA AND PRESENT DAY IRAQ
EMPIRE MANY TERRITORIES UNDER ONE RULER
CARAVAN A GROUP OF TRAVELERS TRAVELING TOGETHER
BAZAAR A MARKET FOR SELLING GOODS
BABYLONIA AN ANCIENT REGION ABOVE SUMER IN MESOPOTAMIA
ASSYRIA A KINGDOM IN THE NORTH OF MESOPOTAMIA
NEBUCHADNEZZAR KING OF THE BABYLONIAS THAT BUILT THE HANGING GARDENS FOR HIS WIFE
CODE ORGANIZED LAWS
CUNEIFROM FIRST WRITING THAT USED WEDGES SYMBOLS
HAMMURABI KING OF BABYLON AND HAD A FAMOUS LAW CODE
MOMOTHEISM BELIEF IN ONE GOD
EXILE FORCE SOMONE OUT OF AN AREA OR COUNTRY
MOSES PROPHET THAT LED THE ISRALITES OUT OF EGYPT AND WAS GIVEN THE TEN COMMANDMENTS BY GOD
PHOENICIIA AN AREA WHERE LEBANON IS TODAY
CANAAN A REGION WHERE ABRAHAM TOOK THE ISRAELITES
JERUSALEM ONE OF THE HOLIEST CITIES IN THE WORLD FOR JEW, CHRISTIANS, AND MUSLIMS
ISRAEL A COUNTRY ALONG THE MEDITERRANEAN SHORES BELOW LEBANON, HOME TO THE JEWISH PEOPLE
COVENANT A PROMISE ABRAHAM MADE TO GOD
PROPHET A RELIGIOUS LEADER WHO SPEAKS TO PEOPLE ABOUT GOD
DIASPORA THE SCATTERING OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE A COMMON BELIEF
ABRAHAM FIRST PROPHET WHO LED THE ISRAELITES TO CANAAN
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