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Reincarnation
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the process by which a soul is reborn again and again until it achieves perfect understanding.
Karma
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the totality of the good and bad deeds performed by a person, which is believed to determine his or her fate after rebirth.
Jainism
A religion founded in India in the 6th century BCE, whose members believe that everything in the universe has a sould and therefore should not be harmed.
Siddhartha Gautama
A ruler, who was kept inside all his life, then left his palace after the birth of his son in search for enlightenment (wisdom).
Enlightenment
In Buddhism, a state of perfect wisdom in which one undersands basic truths about the universe.
Nirvana
In Buddhism, the release from pain and suffering achieved after enlightenment.
Minoans
Dominated trade in Mediterranean.
Aegean Sea
A sea.
Knossos
The Minoan capital city.
King Minos
Kept a half-human, half-bull monster called the Minotaur.
Phoenicians
Traders along Mediterranean
Palestine
A region at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.
Canaan
The area of Palestine.
Torah
The first 5 books of the Hebrew Bible - the most sacred writings in the Jewish tradition.
Abraham
The "father", or first, of the Hebrew people.
Monotheism
A belief in a single god.
Covenant
A mutual promise or agreement - especially an agreement between God and the Hebrew people as recorded in the Bible.
Moses
The man who led the Hebrews out of slavery.
Israel
A kingdom of the united Jebrews in Palestine, lasting from about 1020 BCE - 922 BCE; later, the northernmost of the two Hebrew kingdoms; now, the Jewish nation that was established in Palestine.
Judah
A Hebrew kingdom in Palestine, established around 922 BCE.
Tribute
A payment made by a weaker power to a stronger power to obtain an assurance of peace and security.