• TB --> pp. 38-43.
  • READING --> excerpt from Hammurabi's Code.
  • Slides.


  • To describe the character of justice found in the Code of Hammurabi and to explain the lasting importance of this ancient document.
  • To list some of the major achievements of the Phoenicians.
  • To explain the advantages that the Phoenician alphabet had over cuneiform.
  • To be able to compare and contrast the religious beliefs of the Jews with those of the Sumerians.
  • To explain the reason why the Jewish religion was revolutionary in ancient times.
  • To discuss the role placed by the Hittites in the early history of the Fertile Crescent region.


   Babylonians  Code of Hammurabi   Baal  monotheism
  "wear the royal purple"   Yahweh   covenant   Moses
  Ark of the Covenant   exodus   Abraham   Ismail
  Isaiah   Jeremiah   Bronze Age   Iron Age
  Hittites   diaspora    


  Adding to the map activity from above, locate the following on a
  map of the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle East and North
  • Taurus Mountains
  • Jordan River
  • Tyre
  • Sidon
  • Byblos
  • Jerusalem
  • Mt. Sinai
  • Sinai Desert
  • Phoenicia
  • Canaan
  • Dead Sea
  • Red Sea
  • Syrian Desert
  • Carthage
  • Rock of Gibraltar
  • Greece (Balkan) Peninsula
  • Italian Peninsula



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