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September 5, 2007 Phoenicians Trade with Egypt and Mesopotamia Cedar Trees and Dye Improved on cuneiform with an alphabet. Revolutionary because previously to write or read you have to dedicate your life to reading or writing. Culture spreads to far western Mediterranean, and then disappears. Hebrews Abraham out of Ur, patriarch of semi-nomadic tribe. Moves to Palestine, creates “dynasty”. Migrates from Mesopotamia to Palestine. Semi-nomadic tribes were lead by patriarchs. Not politically powerful Hebrew scriptures record laws, wisdom, and history. They claim that they are central to history, as God’s chosen people Judges come to rule the tribes. Hebrews establish a kingdom at Jerusalem, first comes Saul then David. Kingdom divides after Solomon. A Jealous God Exclusive worship, no other God’s, monotheistic. Hebrew Laws were unique, to follow the ten commandments. Prophets teach responsibility. Faithlessness leads to punishment.
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course HISTORY 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Fall '07 term at Saint Louis.

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