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Section #3.1
“The First Israelites”
p80-85
The Early Israelites
1.
Where did the Israelites establish
their first kingdom?
Canaan
2.
How was the Israelites
religion different from other
religions of the time?
The Israelites religion worshipped
only ONE god.
3.
What term means
“the belief in only one god?”
monotheism
4.
What is the Israelite religion called?
Judaism
5.
What term is used to refer to the
people who practice Judaism?
jews
6.
What do you call the language
that was spoken by the Israelites?
Hebrew
7.
Where did the people live before
coming to Canaan?
Mesopotamia
8.
According to the Hebrew Bible,
Israelites were descendents of a
man named ___.
Abraham
9.
According to the Hebrew Bible, why
did the people leave Mesopotamia and
move to Canaan?
God told them to.
10.
What do you call a long period of time
without any rain?
drought
11.
According to the Hebrew Bible,
who saw the burning bush
and spoke to God?
Moses
12.
According to the Hebrew Bible, why
did God send plaques to trouble Egypt?
To convince the pharaoh to let the
Israelites leave Egypt.
13.
What do you call a disease that spreads
quickly and kills many people?
A plague
14.
What do you call the Jewish holiday
celebrated to remember the Exodus?
Passover
15.
What did God give to Moses
at the top of Mount Sinai?
A set of laws about
how to live a good live.
16.
What do you call the set of laws that
God gave to Moses?
The Torah
17.
A synonym for covenant is ___.
promise
agreement
18.
This part of the Torah explains what
God thinks is “right” and “wrong”
The Ten Commandments
The Promised Land
19.
Where did the Israelites consider the
“Promised Land?”
Canaan
20.
Why did the Israelites go to war
with the Canaanites?
To take over the land of Canaan –
“the promised land”
21.
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.
22.
How did the Greeks and Romans
learn the Phoenician alphabet?
They traded/interacted with the
Phoenicians