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

By Marian Broida

Children can try out their hand at re-creating historical Israelite culture—along with the cultures in their pals, the Philistines and Phoenicians—in a manner that might supply standpoint on present occasions. The booklet 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 higher than modern day Michigan—was the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. greater than 35 initiatives contain stomping grapes into juice, construction 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 way in which they outfitted their houses, the nutrition they ate, the garments they wore, and the paintings they did, and naturally, their many fascinating tales, are all explored.

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Lay 5 pipe cleaners side by side, their ends even. 5 cm) of colored tape pressed down firmly. Make a small knob on each end by folding over the tape-covered tips. Place the joined pipe cleaners around your ankle, wrist, or arm. Twist the two knobs together to keep your bracelet on. Make a second bracelet with the remaining pipe cleaners. If the pipe cleaners start to pull apart, take off the bracelet and make a single twist in the middle. ———————————————————————————————————— Israelite Language and Writing T he Israelites spoke an ancient form of Hebrew.

Balance the covered container of water on your head. ) Walk a few steps. Now imagine doing this for two miles with a heavy, breakable clay jar on your head! 34 Men’s Work and Women’s Work On farms, men and women worked equally hard but probably did different things. Most plowing, planting, and mending of terrace walls were probably done by men and boys. These jobs took strength as well as skill. Because they often tended small children, women and girls probably stayed closer to the house, doing things they could interrupt more easily: grinding grain, preparing cheese and yogurt, cooking, making baskets, shaping clay pots, spinning thread, weaving fabric, sewing clothing, and so on.

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. In the Bible, Ruth dipped her bread in vinegar. Israelites probably also spread bread with honey, date jam, or grape juice boiled down into syrup. Ancient Israelites wouldn’t have recognized a potato, tomato, peanut, orange, lemon, or green pepper.

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