Flashcards in Ch 1-16 Review Deck (561)
The Tigris river is one of the two great rivers in the Fertile Crescent. Tigress means "arrow"
The Euphrates river is one of the two great rivers in the Fertile Crescent. Euphrates means "that makes fruitful"
The land between and immediately around the Tigris and Euphrates. Mesopotamia means "land between the rivers"
The center of the ancient world
The valley also called Armageddon that will be the last battle ground of world history
Wedge shaped writing
One who worshiped many gods
One who worships only one God/god
One who makes men into gods
The god of the sky
A tower built in tiers or stages, each stage smaller than the one beneath, all atop a large amount of clay or debris
The moon god that supposedly owned the city of Ur
The rule by one city or people over other cities or people's
A group of people appointed by a ruler to help him govern
The sun God who supposedly gave Hammurabi authority to make his code of laws
Rules people follow in living together
Making the laws known
Equality under the law
All people who commit the same crime should be punished in the same way
The chief god of Babylon who became the king of all gods
A nation or people living in its own land with its own government
The chief god of the Canaanites
The scattering of people over the earth
Israel's conquest of Canaan
Canaan, the center of the ancient world, has had a central and strategic position in the world; Israel became a nation – state.
Why is the call of Abraham considered an important event in human history?
It marks the beginning of God's plan for the salvation of mankind. God chose Abraham to father a great nation Israel, out of whom Jesus Christ, the savior of mankind, would come.
Explain the division of history between years B.C. And A.D.
B.C. means "before Christ" and A.D. is the abbreviation for the Latin phrase anno Domini, "in the year of our Lord." The first coming of Jesus Christ was so important that it became the main dividing point of history.
Ham's son who settled in Egypt
The Greek historian who wrote the descriptions of the wonders of ancient Egypt
The vizier who prepare to Egypt for a seven year famine
The man God used to deliver Israel from slavery