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S.S. chapter 2 study guide

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monotheism
the belief in one god
phoenicia
sold wood and dye to become a thriving nation and used ships to trade their goods
polytheism
the belief in many gods
mesopotamia
this was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
cuneiform
the first written script
city-states
these develop because cities are separated from each other
phoenician alphabet
this helped people learn to read and write
Assyrian empire
this was destroyed by the Medes and the Chaldeans
hammurabi's code
the first set of laws written down
canaan
the conquest of this place was important to the history of the israelites
famine
a time when people starve when there is little food
caravan
a group of traders traveling together
scribe
a professional writer
myth
a story about gods that explains people's beliefs
exile
to force someone to live in another country
alphabet
symbols for writing that represent sounds
Babylon
an important center of trade because of its location
civilizations
these develop due to rich farmland created by rivers
israelites
they worshiped one god
empire
many territories and people are controlled by one government

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