The Hebrews

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The Hebrews

  1. 1. Abram = Abraham Abram was born around 2000BC in (1) UR. The Sumerians worshipped many gods, known as (2) POLYTHEISM, but Abram believed in just one, known as (3) MONOTHEISM. God came to him and said, “Leave your own country and your father’s house, and go to a country that I will show you.” God made a (4) COVENANT, or promise, with Abram to make him a father of a great nation if he migrated to (5) CANAAN.
  2. 2. Canaan Around (6) 1950 BCE , Abram led friends and relatives from Ur to the land of Canaan. God spoke to Abram when he was 99 years old and made a second (7) COVENANT with Abram. God said he would protect Abram’s people if they devoted themselves to God. As a symbol of this covenant God renamed Abram, “Abraham” which means (8) “FATHER OF MANY.”
  3. 3. Abraham and Isaac
  4. 4. Hebrews in Egypt After about 100 years there was a (9) FAMINE in Canaan and the Hebrews had to move to (10) EGYPT (1800BC) The Hebrews lived well in Egypt for hundreds of years until around (11) 1290 BCE. The Egyptian (12) PHARAOH feared the Hebrews would become too powerful and he decided to enslave the Hebrews. A man named Moses asked the Pharaoh to free the Hebrews but he said, “NO!”
  5. 5. The Ten Plagues God punished the Egyptians with (13) 10 PLAGUES. (14) LOCUSTS ate all the crops and the Nile River turned to (15) BLOOD. After each plague, Moses asked the Pharaoh to free the Hebrews but he said, “No!” The last plague killed every (16) FIRST BORN SON in Egypt including the Pharaoh’s. The Pharaoh decided to let the Hebrews go, but he changed his mind and sent the Egyptian army after them!
  6. 6. Exodus Moses raised his staff and parted the (17) RED SEA so the Hebrews could cross. The receding waters drowned the Egyptian army. This escape is called the (18) “EXODUS.” The Hebrews wandered the desert for (19) 40 YEARS before finally reaching Canaan once again. Moses died before making it back to Canaan.
  7. 7. Moses and the 10Commandments
  8. 8. The Ten Commandments While they wandered the desert around the (20) SINAI PENINSULA, Moses received the Ten Commandments on (21) MOUNT SINAI, or “Mountain of God.” The Ten Commandments set out laws:  (22) MONOTHEISM  Keep the (23) SABBATH, worship on the seventh day of the week  (24) MORALS: respect parents and no lying, stealing, murder They were written on a stone tablet that became known as the (25) ARK OF THE COVENANT

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