Glossary of ABeka History 7 - Unit 2, Chap. 5 Checkup

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(p.61) What nation did God punish through the Assyrians?
(p.61) In addition to destroying the cities they conquered, what else did the Assyrians try to destroy?
the spirit of nationalism.
(p.61) Who was the last great Assyrian king? What did he collect?
Ashurbanipal. a library of about 100,000 cuneiform clay tablets.
(p.61) What three people invaded Assyria? Where did each one come from?
Chaldeans, Medes, and Scythians. Chaldeans--southern Mesopotamia;
Medes-- east;
Scythians-- north.
(p.61) Under whose leadership was the Chaldean Empire established?
King Nabopolassar
(p.61) Which Chaldean king conquered the Southern Kingdom of Judah?
(p.61) How did the Chaldean method of empire building and maintenance differ from the Assyrian method?
They treated their captives better; the Jews actually prospered during their captivity in Babylon.
(p.61) What was the purpose of the Nebuchadnezzar's dream? Who interpreted it?
It foretold the course of the world history. Daniel.
(p.61) Who was the last Chaldean king? Who ruled the empire for him?
Nabonidus. Belshazzar
(p.61) When did Babylon fall and to whom? Who interpreted the writting on the wall?
539 B.C. to the Medes and the Persians. Daniel
(p.65) What ruler united the Persians and led them to victory over the Medes?
Cyrus the Great.
(p.65) What prophet predicted that God would aid this ruler in his conquests?
(p.65) How did the Persians treat their conquered cities as compared to the Assyrians and Chaldeans?
They did not require the people they conquered to give up their local loyalties to their city, god, and king. They also avoided the Assyrian methods of fear and terror. The army refrained from harming or frightening the inhabitants of the cities and lands they conquered.
(p.65) What command did Cyrus make in 536 B.C.?
He commanded the Jews to return to Judah.
(p.65) How did Darius help make the Middle East a common market?
by having thE "Royal Road" built
(p.65) Why is the Bible the only completely reliable source for history?
The men who wrote it were inspired by the Holy Spirit
(p.65) Why should a person studying Persian history read the book of Esther?
It contains some of the best information available anywhere about the daily life of Persian kings and how some people misused the rule that a Persian king's commandment could never be changed.
(p.65) Give some examples to show how Persian royalty after Darius I plotted and fought over who would be king.
Xerxes was murderedin his bed; Artaxes I killed his elder brother to acquire the throne; Darius II killed several brothers; all the provinces banded together to attempt the overthrow of ArtaxesII; ArtaxerxesIII was poisoned by a palace assistant; Arses was murdered along with his entire family; and DariusIII was killed by his own men
(p.65) Give an example of an Israelite who had great influence on the empires of the Chaldeans and Persians.
(p.65) Explain how God used the empires of Assyria, Chaldea, and Persia.
God used Assyria to judge Israel, which had rebelled. God used the Chaldeans to judge the wicked Assyrians and Judah, which by this time had rebelled. God used Persia to judge the wicked Chaldeans and to allow the Jews to return to their homeland since they had repented.

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