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Title: Chapter 7- The Hebrews


1
Chapter 7- The Hebrews
  • Mrs. M. Brown

2
  • Judaism is the Hebrews religion
  • The Hebrew Bible is also part of the Christian
    Bible

3
Beginnings
  • Abraham- founder of Judaism
  • Different from others in Mesopotamia-He believed
    that there was only one god--Jehovah
  • Told by God to go to Canaan

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  • Canaan
  • A famine caused the Hebrews to go to Egypt in
    search of food.
  • After living in Egypt many years the Egyptian
    enslaved the Hebrews because they were afraid the
    Jews would become too powerful

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Leaving Egypt
  • Moses was selected by God to lead the Hebrews out
    of Egypt to go back to Canaan the Exodus (the
    leaving)
  • American slaves sang about Moses to keep their
    hopes of freedom alive
  • Mt. Sinai God gave Moses the Ten Commandments-
    a set of rules regarding responsible behavior
    value human life, self-control, and justice

6
  • You shall have no other gods before me.
  • What does this mean?
  • You shall not bear false witness against your
    neighbor.
  • What does this mean?
  • Why do you think Moses led the Hebrews to Canaan?

7
  • The Ten Commandments are recognized by 3
    religions
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • All 3 religions recognize Abraham as an important
    person in their religious beliefs

8
  • How many years passed between the time Abraham
    left Mesopotamia AND the time Moses led the
    Hebrews out of slavery?
  • Who was the first king of Israel?

9
Jewish Beliefs
  • Belief in ONE GOD
  • Education, justice and righteousness
  • Obedience and law
  • Ten Commandments and the Mosaic law

10
  • Religion is the foundation upon which the Jews
    base their whole society
  • Jews dont say YHWH (Yahweh) , their name for
    God, because they consider it to be too holy.
  • Many people believe that Judaism is the oldest
    monotheistic religion in the world

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  • The Torah is the Jews holy book
  • A synagogue is the Jewish house of worship
  • Hanukkah is a Jewish tradition that marks the
    miracle of the lamp oil that was supposed to last
    only a day but lasted 8 days for the rededication
    of the Second Temple (or synagogue).

12
Romans
  • 63 B.C. Hebrews (Jews) were conquered by the
    Romans
  • Were not respected by the Romans BUT were allowed
    to keep their own religion as long as they
    respected and followed Roman law
  • Jesus was born during the time the Romans ruled
    Israel.
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