Give your children the gift of contextual knowledge for studying Scripture!
What kinds of tools might have been used in building the tower of Babel? How did people decide what to name their children in Old Testament times? When the Law and the Prophets condemn divination, what are they talking about? What kinds of weapons were used in biblical battles? Find the answers to these questions, and many more that you never thought to ask, in The World of the Old Testament: A Curious Kid’s Guide to the Bible’s Most Ancient Stories. This book is a treasure trove of facts about the ancient world, with each page describing some aspect of ancient life or culture and making links to relevant Biblical accounts.
Don’t miss the companion volumes from the Curious Kid’s Guides series: The World of the First Christians and The World Jesus Knew. We love these titles because they provide rich contextual information that will enrich and deepen children’s understanding of the stories and teachings of Scripture.
Note: This book suggests at one point that some Bible stories may fall into the category of myth, but clarifies that this does not mean that the events didn’t happen as recorded. It shifts the focus of some stories to their explanations of why things are the way they are, but does not deny the historical accuracy of Scripture. We recognize that this may make some readers uncomfortable, but feel that, with the clarifications provided, this is compatible with a traditional belief in the historical accuracy of Scripture.
61 pages, hardcover.