Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Ten Commandments

1) You shall have no other Gods but me.
2) You shall not make for yourself any idol, nor bow down to it or worship it.
3) You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4) You shall remember and keep the Sabbath day holy.
5) Respect your father and mother.
6) You must not kill.
7) You must not commit adultery.
8) You must not steal.
9)You must not give false evidence against your neighbour.
10) You must not be envious of your neighbour's goods. You shall not be envious of his house nor his wife, nor anything that belongs to your neighbour.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Freedom at Last!

It took a while to free the Iraelites, actually it took about 4o years. And unfortunately Moses did not live up to the time when the Israelites finally found a place where they could settle and be free.

The Burning Bush

A couple of years after the Israelites were enslaved Moses was working in the feilds in the outskirts of the town. Suddely a bush lit on fire and Moses heard a loud voice calling to him. He described this as a message to god telling him to lead the Iraelites to freedom.

A Savior

Althoughall of the newborn babies were killed one did survive. How, you ask? Well ledgen tells that a mournfull women lyed her baby boy in a basket and watched him float away. Later the baby was found by the Pharoh's daughter and named Moses. No one had known it at the time, but Moses would later become a savior, and free the Iaraelites.

Trouble in Egypt

After a while of perfection, everthing went wrong in Egypt. The Pharoh enslaved the Israelites and the whole town was an unhappy picture. The Pharoh even killed every baby that was to be born so that no one could free the Israelites.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible was the book in which kept track of everything that involved the history of the Israelites. It helped to figure out what today involves the history of the Israelites. Christian's later called the Hebrew Bible, The Old Testemant.

Who is Abraham?

The Israelites belived Abraham was some sort of prophet god had sent to lead the Israelites to Caanan.

Where did the Israelites come from?

The Israelites did not always live in Caanan. They started out in Mesapotamia then later built a kingdom in Caanan after a man named Abraham described that god had sent a message for the Israelites to conqure Caanan.

What were some of the Israelites jobs?

The Israelites jobs consisted of mostly of herding, and trading.

What language did the Israelites speak?

The Israelites spoke Hebrew. Hebrew is a very popular language today in which most Jewish people speak, but was origionated from the Israelites.

What is Caanan?

Caanan was a infamous region in which was home to the Israelites. It was located along the coast of the famous Mediterain Sea in the everknown Southwest Asia.

Who were the Israelites?

The Israelites were an ancient group of people who lived in a small civilization called Caanan. Although they were a small civilization they had much power. For they, unlike most at the time, believed in one god instead of many. To believe in one god is called monotheism. The uniuq the Israelites desision changed history.