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The World Past and Present

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Hebrewswere the ancestors of the Jewish people, influenced the development of the Middle East
Ten Commandmentsthe basis of the Hebrew religion and have influenced other religions as well, according to the Bible, given to Moses by God
Old Testamentthe part of the Bible that contains the story and literature of the Hebrews
tributeannual payment to the ruler
couriersa person who carries messages
Abrahamthe Hebrew people trace their identity as a people to Abraham
Mosesleader of the Hebrews in Egypt, led his people back to their homeland in Palestine
Saulfirst king of Israel
Davidsecond strong leader of Israel known for his songs, some read today
SolomonDavid's son and Isreael's most famous rulers, known for his great wisdom
Cyrusleader of the Persians, kind to those who supported him, including the Hebrews, had the city of Jeresalem rebuilt
DariusPersian king who developed ways to rule the vast empire conquered by Cyrus
Israela nation established by the Hebrews
JeresalemIsrael's capital
Persepoliscapital built by Darius

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