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Ancient Israel

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An agreement with God.
A sacred text and writings of the Jews; a central document of Judaism.
Sea of water located west of Israel.
Prophet who led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and back to Canaan.
Persian king who allowed the Jews to return to their homeland.
The spread of Jews and their customs and culture beyond the Jewish homeland and across the Mediterranean Sea.
A 70-year period of captivity when thousands of Jews were forced by King Nebuchadnezzar to leave Jerusalem and move to Babylon.
Kingdom of the 10 northern tribes of Israel; capital city was Samaria.
Kingdom of the 2 southern tribes of Israel; capital city was Jerusalem.
A person who speaks directly to God and interprets his word for other people.
A group of people from Southwest Asia who worshipped only one God.
Also known as the "Hebrew Bible"; the recorded history and beliefs of the Israelites.
Invaded and conquered the kingdom of Judah.
Capital of the kingdom of Israel.
Invaded and conquered the kingdom of Israel.
King of Israel who built the first temple in Jerusalem.
Founder and father of Judaism.
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Capital of Israel.
First king of Israel.
The greatest Israelite king; founded Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.
The departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt by Moses.
Stone tablets of God's laws given to the Israelites by Moses.
River that flows through a fertile valley in Israel.
The belief in a single, one God.
Body of water south of the Sinai Peninsula.
Prophet who anointed David as king of Israel.
Triangular-shaped land bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south.
A land-locked lake between Israel and Jordan; located south of the Jordan River.
Skilled sailors and traders known for their alphabet.
The monotheistic religion of the Israelites.
The "Promise Land" that God promised Abraham and his descendants.