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topography
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The features of a certain unit of land.
The topography of the big island of Hawaii varies ranging from lush, green rain forest to black, rocky volcanoes.
vegetation
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Plant life of a place.
The vegetation of Hawaii is tropical.
delta
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A place of sediment deposited at the mouth of a flowing river.
The delta of the meandering river intersects with the Atlantic Ocean.
papyrus
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A water-growing plant that was used to make paper and rope.
The Egyptians made paper from the papyrus plant.
nomad
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A person who wanders from place to place.
The nomads herded sheep wherever the grass was lush.
Hebrews
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A person of the Semitic peoples living in ancient Palestine and claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; an Israelite.
The Hebrews of Palestine walked miles across the desert.
Torah
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The ancient text of the Jewish religion.
The children of the Hebrew slaves read the Torah before falling asleep.
Abraham
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The first of the 3 great biblical patriarchs; father of Isaac
Abraham was mighty.
Moses
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The Hebrew prophet that led the Israelites out of Egypt.
Moses was a great leader.
King David
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A king who beat Goliath in a fight, and became king of Israel.
King David was powerful.
Solomon
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10th century king of Israel; son of King David.
Solomon was King David's don
convenant
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the agreement between God and the ancient Israelites, in which God promised to protect them if they kept His law and were faithful to Him.
The covenant was settled.
descendants
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The people who follow after their ancestors.
My mother is a descendant of John Blood, a famous priate.
sacrifice
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To give up something of personal significance.
He was willing to sacrifice his personal safety to protect his mother.
prophet
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a person chosen to speak for God and to guide the Israelites
The prophet has chosen who bill is.
plague
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any cause of trouble, or annoyance.
The plague nearly wiped out the entire invasion force!
Exodus
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the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses.
The pharaoh did not like the Exodus, because he was losing his slaves.
Ten Commandments
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the precepts spoken by God to Israel,
(I) I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other gods before me. (II) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain. (III) Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. (IV) Honor thy father and thy mother. (V) Thou shalt not kill. (VI) Thou shalt not commit adultery. (VII) Thou shalt not steal. (VIII) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. (IX) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house. (X)Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
Sabbath

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Saturday, the holy day of the Jewish religion.
The children attended temple on the Sabbath day.
Ark of Covenant
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sacred chest where the ancient Hebrews kept the two tablets containing the Ten Commandments
The ark was strange looking.
Source: Dictionary.com