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topography
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the surface features of a location, such as a mountain or desert.
The topography in the Nile River valley was pretty flat, so it would of been good for farming.
vegetation

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the plant life of a place, country, or region.
I'm guessing that there was a lot of vegetation in Michigan long ago, since the land was flat and fertile.
delta
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an area of sediment at the mouth of a river
I wonder if there were any deltas in Michigan in the olden days.
papyrus
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a tough water plant that was used in the olden days to make paper and rope.
I bet papyruses are extinct now.
nomad

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a person that roams around from place to place with no permanent home.
There were a lot of nomads in Paleolithic times.
Hebrews

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a ancient Isrealite that lives in northeast Egypt from about 1800 B.C.E.-70C.E.
I wonder how Hebrews lived in Israel in ancient times.
Torah

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A holy book that tells of the stories during the Old and New Testament.
The Torah is written in Hebrew.
Abraham

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A holy man that influenced the belief in one God (monotheism) to the Hebrews and led them from Mesopotamia to Canaan.
If it weren't for Abraham, the Hebrews would still believe in more than one God.
Moses

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A Hebrew leader that established Judaism's fundamental laws, and led the Hebrews out of Egypt.
Moses did a lot of contributions to flourish Judaism.
King David

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A holy man that brought the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem and was the ancestor of the Jewish people.
It's pretty interesting how King David is Solomon's dad.
Solomon

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The Hebrew king who built Jerusalem's first great temple.
Building Jerusalem's first great temple was a pretty big contribution to Judaism by Solomon.
convenant

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a formal agreement or promise between two people that is holy.
Abraham and God had a pretty big covenant.
descendants

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a person or animal that is descended from a specific ancestor.
God told Abraham that he would have many descendants.
sacrifice


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the person, animal, or thing that is offered to honor gods.
Abraham believed in God so much, he used his own son for a sacrifice.
prophet

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a person who predicts the future.
I think God is sort of a prophet, because he knows what happens to holy and unholy people, but I know Moses is a prophet.
plague

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an epidemic disease that causes high mortality.
I remember when God released the ten plagues on Egypt.
Exodus

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The departure of the Isrealites from Egypt under Moses.
The Exodus book mostly tells about the stories of Moses.
Ten Commandments
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The first ever fundamental laws for Judaism that God created and put on stone so that Moses could tell the Hebrews about it.
God gave Moses the job of spreading the word and getting everyone to know about the Ten Commandments.
Sabbath
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a weekly day or tile of worship observed in most religions.
The seventh day of the week is the Sabbath day for Judaism and sometimes Christians.
Ark of Covenant
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A special chest that was brought by King David to Jerusalem. After David died, Solomon relocated it inside his temple.
The Ten Commandments were stored inside the Ark of the Covenant.