Name _________________________________________

Chapter 3, Discovering the Bible

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  1. The ___________________________________ is a productive and watered land area within the ancient Near East made up of the Mesopotamian valley, the Nile delta, and Syria-Palestine.
  2. The ________________________________ played a key role in the destiny of the nation of Israel in the 8th and 7th centuries B.C. One of the key leaders was Tiglath-pileser III.
  3. The ________________________________ captured Jerusalem in 587 B.C. and forced the Jews to go into exile, an exile that lasted until the Persian Empire took over that whole area.
  4. The Sumerians invented the wedge-shaped writing called _______________________________________.
  5. _____________________________________ is a distinctive geographical subdivision of Palestine that is a strip of land extending from Galilee in the north to the Negev in the south. Important trade and military routes went through this region.
  6. The ______________________________ is part of a geological depression that extends from the foothills of Mount Hermon in the north to the Red Sea in the south. A river takes a twisting and winding path through this depression.
  7. The ______________________________ is a dry, hot and barren region making up the southern border of Palestine.
  8. The ______________________________ were the primary inhabitants on the coastal plain southwest of Canaan, on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean. Their threat against Israel came to an end when David became king over Israel.
  9. ______________________________ is a term that applies to all who speak ancient languages such as Akkadian, Aramaic, Ethiopic and Arabic. These peoples were related to each other by common cultural as well as linguistic characteristics.

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