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Chapter 4 Promised Land – For much of its history, was not called Israel, rather was called Canaan Israel was a term that referred to the country as the descendants of Jacob who was renamed Israel. Geography Israel in the north, Judah in the south, named after one of the sons of Jacob Judaism and Jew come from the name Judah Mesopotamia – “In the middle of the rivers” Tigris and the Euphrates – Northern Iraq
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Unformatted text preview: Fertile Crescent – Wide band of arable land extending from the Persian Gulf northward through Mesopotamia then westward bordering the Syrian Desert and southward into Palestine. Linked by shared culture, related languages, and sometimes by shared imperial control...
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