Sunday, May 01, 2005

Ancient Egypt (circa 1998)

Why do we study the civilization of Ancient Egypt?

Practically speaking...

Studying Ancient Egypt is a particularly fascinating adventure for children because of the abundance of interesting, and often colorful, artifacts. It's an excellent place to delve into the concepts of how we've come to learn about the past - including Archaelogy - and to continue to develop an interest in learning about History.

Spiritually speaking...

The story of Moses and the freeing of the Israelites is one of the most powerful and most important stories in the Old Testament. Who the Egyptians were is an important factor...this story would make the perfect climax to a study of Ancient Egypt.

For by now I could have put forth my hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, and you would have been cut off from the earth; but for this purpose have I let you live, to show you my power, so that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. (Exodus 9:15-16)

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