Have you heard of the psalms? The psalms are prayers and songs that compose a book of the Bible. Below are some "psalms" that students wrote about the influence the ancient Israelites have had on our culture. The students took music from a particular favorite song and wrote new lyrics. The lyrics describe the most influential stories of the Bible and the impact they have had on our beliefs about ethics and morality.














These are the lyrics for the video to the right, written and performed by Hannah, Helly and Kendra


Israelite SongSung to I knew you were troubleIt all started out
In Mesopotamia
There was one man
who made covenant with God
He is Abe He is Abe He is Abe Abe Abe Abe Abe

God made a promise To Abe~ to
Believe in monotheism
,obey God,
And carry God will and Carry god will Carrys god will will will

They promised ~to bring
some people~
to the promised~ land~
called Canaan~

Abe believed in monotheism
He took the people
who had agreed to go along with Abe
and these people were called
Abe believed in monotheism
He took the people
who had agreed to go along with Abe
and these people were called
Hebrews
oh, oh
Hebrews Hebrews Hebrews
oh, oh
Hebrews Hebrews Hebrews

After Abe was gone
Egypt enslaved Jews
A person came along to let his people out
He is Moses He is Moses He is Moses Moses Moses

Moses brought the ten plagues, to the pharaoh
Got the pharaoh mad, so he sent the Jews out
The exodus occurred The exodus occurred the exodus occurred occured cured

And God had gave
Moses the~ Ten Commandments
Written for equality for all and
Social justice

Moses brought the Jews to the promised land~
But they wanted water
So Moses raised his staff and tapped the rocks
Two times and God punished him.

Moses brought the Jews to the promised land~
But they wanted water
So Moses raised his staff and tapped the rocks
Two times and God punished him.
Oh~ Oh~
Moses had to die on the mountains
OH~ Oh~
Moses had to die on the mountains


After Moses died
Israel got exiled
by the Asyrians
So did the Judah by the Babylonians
Yeah~


That started the Jewish Diaspora
Yet the Jewish wanted to
Keep Judaism beliefs alive
So they wrote the book called

That started the Jewish Diaspora
Yet the Jewish wanted to
Keep Judaism beliefs alive
So they wrote the book called
Oh~ oh~
The Bible Bible Bible.
Oh~Oh~
The Bible Bible BibleThat started the Jewish Diaspora
Bible Bible Bible
That started the Jewish Diaspora
Bible Bible Bible~















































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