Social Studies Vocabulary

Messiah

The promised deliverer of the Jewish nation prophesied in the Hebrew Bible.

Christianity

The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.

Bethlehem

A town in eastern Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River to the northwest of Philadelphia; an important center for steel production

Disciples

A personal follower of Jesus during his life, esp. one of the twelve Apostles.

Resurrection

The action or fact of resurrecting or being resurrected.

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The Christian scriptures, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.

Saint

A person acknowledged as holy or virtuous and typically regarded as being in heaven after death.

Apostles

Each of the twelve chief disciples of Jesus Christ.

Crucifixion

The execution of a person by nailing or binding them to a cross.

Gospels

The teaching or revelation of Christ.

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