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Section #3.1“The First Israelites”
The Early Israelites
Where did the Israelites establish their first kingdom?
How was the Israelites religion different from other
religions of the time?
The Israelites religion worshipped only ONE god.
What term means “the belief in only one god?”
What is the Israelite religion called?
What term is used to refer to the people who practice Judaism?
What do you call the language that was spoken by the Israelites?
Where did the people live before coming to Canaan?
According to the Hebrew Bible, Israelites were descendents of a
man named ___.
According to the Hebrew Bible, why did the people leave Mesopotamia and
move to Canaan?
God told them to.
What do you call a long period of time without any rain?
According to the Hebrew Bible, who saw the burning bush
and spoke to God?
According to the Hebrew Bible, why did God send plaques to trouble Egypt?
To convince the pharaoh to let the Israelites leave Egypt.
What do you call a disease that spreads quickly and kills many people?
What do you call the Jewish holiday celebrated to remember the Exodus?
What did God give to Moses at the top of Mount Sinai?
A set of laws about how to live a good live.
What do you call the set of laws that God gave to Moses?
A synonym for covenant is ___.
This part of the Torah explains what God thinks is “right” and “wrong”
The Ten Commandments
The Promised Land
Where did the Israelites consider the “Promised Land?”
Why did the Israelites go to war with the Canaanites?
To take over the land of Canaan – “the promised land”
Why was the alphabet more popular than earlier writing systems?
It had a limited number of letters that stood for sounds – so it was easier to
read and write.
How did the Greeks and Romans learn the Phoenician alphabet?
They traded/interacted with the Phoenicians