By Katherine Reece
Explores the significance of the Israelite civilization, its position in historical past, and its significant contributions to society
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Canaan: An ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean. Covenant: A treaty or agreement. Dung: Fecal matter of an animal. Falafel: A small fried ball of mashed chickpeas or fava beans seasoned with sesame seeds. Gaza: A coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea bordering Israel and Egypt. The region is currently under the control of the Palestinian Authority. Gefilte fish: A ball of chopped fish mixed with egg, meal, and seasonings, boiled, and served chilled.
Judaism: The monotheistic religion of the Jews, having its spiritual and ethical principles written chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud, the collection of ancient priests’ writings on Jewish law and tradition that form the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism. Kerubim: An angel of God who is a messenger between man and god, or a guardian. Monarch: A nation’s ruler or head of state, usually by hereditary right. Monotheistic: Believing that there is only one god. Palestine: An area in southwestern Asia between the Jordan River and the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
In addition they made beer, wine, and grape juice. 32 CHAPTER VIII: RELIGION OF THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL (Above) the name of Yahweh written in the Hebrew script. The painting shows Yahweh creating Adam, who Israelites believe was the first man. The Ten Commandments were rules for everyday behavior. The first five books of the Bible, known as the Torah, make up the basis for Judaism. One of the commandments said that there would be no other god before Yahweh. This was a rare belief in ancient times.