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Scribe
A professional writer
city-State
a city with its own traditions and its own government and laws; both a city and a separate independent state
polytheism
the belief in many gods
myth
a tradional story; in some cultures, a legend that explains people's beliefs
empire
many territories and people who are controlled by one government
Caravan
A group of traders traveling together
bazaar
a market selling different kinds of goods
code
an organized list of laws or rules
cuneiform
a form of writhing that uses groups of wedges and lines; used to write several languages of teh Fertile Crescent
alphabet
a set of symbols that represent the sounds of a language
monotheism
the belief in one god
famine
a time when there is so little food that many people starve
exile
to force someone to live in another country
covenant
a binding agreement
prophet
a religious leader who told the Israelites what God wanted them to do
diaspora
the scattering of people who have a common background or beliefs