History Term
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topography
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The surface features of a region or an area.
The land had a great topography.
vegetation
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The plants of an area or a region. Plant life
The vegetation of the island was big.
delta
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A triangle alluvial deposite at the mouth of a river.
Water poured from the top of the delta.
papyrus
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Tall sedge of the Nile River valley vielding fiber that served many purposes in histroic times.
The papyrus plant swayed side to side.
nomad
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A member of people who have a permantent home but move according to the seasons.
Maniac Magee was a nomad.
Hebrews
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An ethnic group claiming decent from Abraham and Isaac.
The Hebrews lived in ancient Canaan.
Torah
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A book of Jewish secret writings and tradition.
Everyweek the Hebrews read out of the torah.
Abraham
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The first patriarch and progenitor of the hebrew people. He was Isaac father.
Abraham left his family for his own religion.
Moses
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The Hebrew prophet who let his people out of Egypt.
Moses split the red sea to save his people.
King David
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The Second king of Israel, who created the city of Jerusalem.
King David helped his people when things were hard.
Solomon
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King David's son. The creator of the temple of Jerusalem.
Solomon created the temple of Jerusalem.
convenant
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An agreement or promise.
God created a convenant with the Hebrews.
descendants
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Your ancestors.
Your decendants will be protected.
sacrifice
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The offering in an organisms life.
Abraham almost had to sacrifice his son.
prophet
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A person who speaks for god.
The prophet spoke to all the Hebrews.
plague
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A contagious bacterial disease.
The plague spred throught out Egypt.
Exodus
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The second book of the bible.
The book of Exodus says that Moses received his directions directly from God.
Ten Commandments
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A series of laws prescribing ethically right conduct.
The Ten Commandements are ten rules that the Hebrews followed.
Sabbath
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The holy day, a day to reserve for God.
The people honor God on the day of Sabbath.
Ark of Covenant
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The chest containing tablets of laws which was kept in the Temple of Jerusalem.
The Ark of the Covenant held the Ten Commandments.