Abraham

Week 5:   Abraham

VIEW:  K – 3:  Abraham and Isaac by Nest Entertainment (many libraries across America carry these DVDs) OR  story of Abraham from children’s Bible    (I highly recommend The Young Reader’s Bible by Bonnie Bruno.  It’s excellent!) AND
READ: The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon by Martha Rustad (Chp 4 only)

4 – 6:  Genesis  18: 10 – 15 & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19  AND  The Babylonians: Life in Ancient Babylon (Chps 4 only) by Martha Rustad

7 – 8:  Genesis  18: 10 – 15 & Genesis 19: 1 – 29, & Genesis 21:1-7, & Genesis 22:1-19  AND  Ancient Computing by Michael & Mary Woods (Chp 2 only)



DISCUSS:

  • Why didn’t Abraham & Sarah think they could have a baby? (too old)
  • What does the name Isaac mean? (he laughs)
  • Why did Abraham try to sacrifice his son? (God told him to)
  • Why didn’t he? (God stopped him)
  • Why did God ask him to? (tested his faith)
  • Abraham is sometimes referred to as the father of the Jewish nation.  Do you think this is a fair title?  Why or why not? (answers will vary)
  • Does God still ask people to do hard things today to test our faith?  Give some examples.  (answers will vary)
  • Abraham and his family lived in tents, not a city.  Why do you think this was the case? (livestock needed to move often to new pastures to feed)

Questions for Grades 7 – 8: 

  • How did the Ancient Mesopotamians measure weight? (used scales and standard weight balances)
  • Did they use maps? (yes)
  • Did they plan cities or did they just grow with the population? (they were planned)
  • How did they measure time? (with the sundial)
  • Why do we have 24 hr days? (started with the Babylonians)
  • When was Pi discovered? (with the Babylonians)
  • What is Pi? (circumference of a circle)

ACTIVITIES:

K – 3: Abraham & Isaac coloring page from this website:  Click HERE. 

4 – 6: Answer the following questions in writing:  Abraham is sometimes referred to as the father of the Jewish nation.  Do you think this is a fair title?  Why or why not?  Does God still ask people to do hard things today to test our faith?  Give some examples.  Abraham and his family lived in tents, not a city.  Why do you think this was the case?

7 – 8:  Find and color the Dead Sea on a map of Israel (click HERE); many people believe that is where Sodom & Gomorrah once were located.  Essay question:  Lot was Abraham’s nephew.  Why do you think Lot and his family wanted to stay in Sodom?  Do you believe things are better or worse in cities today than things were in Sodom & Gomorrah?  Why?

Copyright January 12, 2013 by Gwen Fredette

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