History Term
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Use the word in a sentence that shows your understanding
of the history term
topography
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A phycical feature such as a desert or mountain.
Every state has topography.
vegetation
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The plants of a reigon or place.
Crops people grow are also a type of vegetation.
delta
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The mouth of a river.
At the end of the Nile river was is a delta.
papyrus
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A water plant use to make paper and rope in ancient times.
Lots of people use papyrus to make rope and paper.
nomad
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A person who moves place to place with no real home.
lots of people who live in a dry hilly land become nomads.
Hebrews
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A society of people.
The Hebrews were the founders of Judaism.
Torah
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The first 5 books in the Jewish bible.
The Torah helps people understand the develpment of jewish people more.
Abraham
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The person who lead the hebrews from Mesopotamia to Canaan.
Abraham is called the father of the Hebrews.
Moses
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A hebrew who lead his people out of slavery in egypt and brought judaism its fundamental laws.
The greatest leader of the hebrews is Moses.
King David
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The hebrew king who established jerusalem as a holy city.
Because of David, Jerusalem became the center of Israel
Solomon
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The Hebrew king who built jeruslem's first great temple.
Solomon built a magnificent temple in Jerusalem.
convenant
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An agreement or promise.
God Convenanted to make Abraham the father of a great nation of people.
descendants
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A doughter, son, granddoughter, or grandson an
d so on.
God promised to favor his Descndants.
sacrifice
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A gift of an animal for slaughter as a way to honor gods.
A long time ago it was common to sacrifice animals.
prophet
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A person who speeks or interprets for god to other people.
The greatest leader of the hebrews was the prophet Moses.
plague
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A terrible disaster affecting meny people and thought to be sent by god as a punishment.
A long time a go God punished Egypt with 10 terrible plagues.
Exodus
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The escape of the hebrews from egyption slavery.
The Torah calls the fight from Egypt the Exodus.
Ten Commandments
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The 10 laws said to be given to moses by god.
The 10 Commandment were engraved on two tablets of stone.
Sabbath
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The seventh day of the week to be used for rest and worship.
One of the commandments is telling them to have Sabbath one day a week.
Ark of Covenant
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The chest containing the ten commandments written on stone tablets that the hebrews carried with them during their wanderings after their fight from Egypt.
As the home of the Ark of Covenant Jerusalem become the holy city.