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Gr 7 History Ch 2

Grade 7 History Ch 2 Review - Terms & Events

TermDefinition
cuneiform wedge-shaped writing
polytheist one who worships many gods
monotheist one who worships only one god
humanist one who makes men into gods
Anu the god of the sky
ziggurat a tower built in tiers or stages, each stage smaller than the one beneath, all atop a large mound of clay or debris
Nanna the moon god that supposedly owned the city of Ur
empire rule by one city or people over other cities or peoples
bureaucracy a group of people appointed by a ruler to help him govern
Shamash the sun god who supposedly gave Hammurabi the authority to make his code of laws
laws rules people follow in living together
promulgation making the laws known
equality under the law all people who commit the same crime should be punished in the same way
Marduk the chief god of Babylon who became the king of all the gods
nation-state a nation or people living in its own land with its own government
Baal the chief god of the Canaanites
dispersion the scattering of people over the earth
Israel's conquest of Canaan Canaan, the center of the Ancient World, has had a central and strategic position in the world; Israel became a nation-state
Created by: mbrennan262