Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide by Marian Broida

By Marian Broida

Children can test their hand at re-creating historical Israelite culture—along with the cultures in their friends, the Philistines and Phoenicians—in a manner that may offer point of view on present occasions. The e-book covers a key interval from the Israelites’ payment in Canaan in 1200 B.C.E. to their go back from exile in Babylonia in 538 B.C.E. This a part of the center East—no greater than modern day Michigan—was the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. greater than 35 tasks comprise stomping grapes into juice, development a version Phoenician buying and selling send, creating a Philistine headdress, and writing on a damaged clay pot. Israelites', Phoenicians', and Philistines' writing and languages, the best way they equipped their houses, the meals they ate, the garments they wore, and the paintings they did, and naturally, their many attention-grabbing tales, are all explored.

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In this photo taken about 75 years ago, a woman from Palestine carried an enormous bundle of twigs. Gathering fuel was a never-ending job. Courtesy of the Palestine Exploration Fund. 37 0X ————————————————————————————————————————————— almonds, wild birds’ eggs, and grain toasted over a fire or mixed into porridge. The rich ate a more varied diet than the poor. For flavoring, the Israelites used olive oil and salt, and probably herbs and spices such as cumin, coriander, dill, sage, mint, and thyme.

On the right is what you see when the seal is pressed into clay. Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority. 29 ———————————————————————————————————— Israelite Work E xcept in a big city like Jerusalem, most ancient Israelites worked as farmers who raised goats and sheep, grew wheat and barley, olives, grapes, and more. Hard work was expected of everyone. Both women and men probably worked at least 10 hours a day in the house or field. By age 13, most children worked nearly as hard. Seven- or eight-year-olds might have worked four hours a day, and even younger children helped gather animal dung for fuel or pulled weeds.

Your parents may want you to do this outside. 5 to 15 cm) diameter Newspaper Hammer Broom and dustpan 1 stick of artist’s charcoal (available in art stores) 26 Directions Place the flowerpot on several sheets of newspaper and fold the sheets over it. Strike the flowerpot with one firm, controlled blow of the hammer. Pick out the larger pieces to write on and discard the rest. Use the broom to sweep up any that escaped. Practice writing on the potsherd with charcoal. ” On another potsherd, try writing your name and parent’s name using the ancient Israelite alphabet on page 24.

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