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30 Cards in this Set

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The covenant with Abraham, symbolized by the bris ceremony, promised that he and his descendents would
receive the land of Canaan.
The Torah is
the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures, also called the Pentateuch.
The first king of the Hebrews was
The great Hebrew temple in Jerusalem was built during the reign of
Monotheism is
belief in one deity
Hatshepsut constructed her elaborate consort's tomb at
Deir el-Bahri
The city of Thebes first became the center of pharaonic power during the
Middle Kingdom
The period of Egyptian history during which the Pyramids at Giza were constructed was the
Old Kingdom
The Hyksos were
a rival dynasty from Palestine
Akhenaton's original reign name was
Amenhotep IV
The double crown of Egypt symbolized
Upper and Lower Egypt
Art underwent a significant change during Akhenaton's reign; it became
more realistic and natural.
The Talmud is
a collection of rabbinical writings and legal judgments.
The Book of the Dead is
a collection of poems about proper behavior and the afterlife.
Because Osiris had conquered death, Egyptian pharaohs were revered as
lords of the underworld.
Which pharaoh conquered the Hittites and built Hypostyle Hall in Karnak and the temple at Abu Simbel?
Ramses II
In Egyptian religious beliefs, the ka was
the spiritual body
The Babylonian Captivity of the Jews was ended by:
Cyrus the Great's defeat of the Babylonians.
The term Yahweh refers to
a word for the Hebrew deity which has as a root word, the Hebrew verb for "existence."
Hatshepsut claimed that she was not merely the daughter of the Pharaoh Thutmose I, but also
the divine daughter of Amon, who predestined her for the crown.
The word "Jew" refers to the fact that the Hebrew ancestors lived in
The Rosetta Stone was instrumental in allowing scholars to
translate Egyptian hieroglyphics
Tutankamon's greatest claim to fame is that
his tomb was the only one found intact in the Valley of the Kings.
Why did the Nile River Valley have relatively few invaders during the time of the ancient Egyptians?
The natural geographic barriers, such as the Sahara, kept invaders out.
Which object of great significance did Moses bring down from Mt. Sinai?
the Ten Commandments
The Wailing Wall or western wall is the only remnant of:
the second temple built after the return from the Babylonian captivity
The temple of Abu Simbel was relocated at one point because
the Aswan Dam was being built.
The Temple of Solomon was built to house
the Ark of the Covenant
During the Amarna Revolution, Akhenaton wanted his people to worship Aton, who was represented by
the sun.
The books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy comprise the
the Pentateuch