The Ancient Hebrews

Directions: Answer the following questions on your own paper using complete sentences. Click on the blue links to find the information.

Start by clicking on The Land.

Why was Canaan important?
What were many of the people in Canaan?

We go next to Daily Life.

What grains did the ancient Israelites grow?
What foods were available to them?
What were they strict about?

The Exodus from Egypt

Why did the Hebrews go to Egypt?
Why was the pharaoh upset at the Hebrews?
What did he turn the Hebrews into?
How many years were the Hebrews slaves in Egypt?
Who asked the pharaoh to set the Hebrews free?
What powers did Moses receive from God?
What finally convinced Pharaoh to let the Hebrews go?

Judaism

What does it mean that Judaism is a monotheistic religion?
Who was the founder of Judaism?
What is a Jewish place of worship called?
What is the person called who leads a Jewish service?
What are the Ten Commandments?

The Torah Tells

What are some of the foods that the ancient Hebrews ate?
What kind of animals did the Hebrews have? How were they used?
What kind of cloth did the Hebrews have?
Did the ancient Hebrews own slaves? How do you know?
The ancient Hebrews prayed to God by making sacrifices or offerings. What is a sacrifice?
What did they offer?
Which tools or weapons are mentioned?
What is one way that ancient Hebrews gave Tzedakah? (Helping the poor)
What did the Hebrews live in?
What uses did olive oil have?