By Katherine Reece

Explores the significance of the Israelite civilization, its position in background, and its significant contributions to society

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Gaza: A coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean Sea bordering Israel and Egypt. The region is currently under the control of the Palestinian Authority. Gefilte fish: A ball of chopped fish mixed with egg, meal, and seasonings, boiled, and served chilled. Ibex: Any of a variety of mountain goats of Eurasia and North Africa, especially those that have long, backward-curving horns. E. and located at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. Modern-day Israel is in an area formerly part of Palestine.

Edu/Canaan Roberts, J. M. The New History of the World. Oxford University Press, 2002. 47 INDEX Judah 19, 20 Kibbutz 40 Mediterranean Sea 5, 6, 8, 39 Mesopotamia 7, 8, 23 Middle East 4 Mount Sinai 12 Moshav 40 Nebuchadnezzar, King 21 Nile River 15 Palestine 4, 5, 6, 7, 13, 23, 25 Philistines 6, 14 Phoenicians 6, 22 Promised Land 12 Ramses II 11 Rehoboam 19 religion 33 Saul, King 15 Sinai Desert 15 Sinai Peninsula 39 Sumerians 8 Solomon, King 17, 19 Syria 7, 23 Tel Aviv 39 Torah 14, 33 Turkey 23 Ur 8 West Bank 4, 39 Africa 22 Arabia 22 Aramaeans 23 Ark of the Covenant 18 Asia 6 Asia Minor 7 Assyrians 20 Baal 33, 34 Babylon 21, 36 Babylonian Captivity 21, 35 Bible 8, 33 Canaan 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20 Cyrus the Great 21 David, King 15, 16, 17, 19 Egypt 7, 10, 23 Egyptians 6, 8, 20 Euphrates River 15 flax 28 Gaza Strip 39 Golan Heights 39 Hittites 23 Holy Land 7 Israel 4, 5, 7, 9, 38, 39, 40, 41 Jerusalem 16, 17, 18, 21, 36, 37, 39 Jordan 4, 5, 7, 38 Jordan River 13 Katherine E.

When the Temple of Jerusalem was destroyed and the Israelites were taken as slaves into Babylon, there was no place for them to conduct their sacrifices. The Israelites learned new religious practices such as celebrating the Sabbath and reading from the Holy Texts. All work had to be finished in six days and on the seventh day, the Sabbath Day, no work could be done, while the people rested and prayed. (Left) the high priest of the temple, in traditional dress and with ornaments from the temple.

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