Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors

Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors
Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors

Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors

An Activity Guide
By Marian Broida

9 & up


160 Pages, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2

Formats: PDF, Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket

PDF, $13.00 (US $13.00) (CA $17.99)

ISBN 9781569765203

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (May 2003)


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Children can try their hand at re-creating ancient Israelite cultureâ€â€along with the cultures of their neighbors, the Philistines and Phoeniciansâ€â€in a way that will provide perspective on current events. The book covers a key period from the Israelites’ settlement in Canaan in 1200 B.C.E. to their return from exile in Babylonia in 538 B.C.E. This part of the Middle Eastâ€â€no larger than modern-day Michiganâ€â€was the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. More than 35 projects include stomping grapes into juice, building a model Phoenician trading ship, making a Philistine headdress, and writing on a broken clay pot. Israelites', Phoenicians', and Philistines' writing and languages, the way they built their homes, the food they ate, the clothes they wore, and the work they did, and of course, their many interesting stories, are all explored.


"A welcome addition to world history classes."  â€â€Booklist

"Seattle author Broida knows how to make the past come alive for young readers."  â€â€Statesman Journal

"An informative and fun-to-read guide to the cultures of the ancient Israelites."  â€â€Jewish Book World

"A very useful volume."  â€â€AJL Newsletter

"Creative . . . enjoyable . . . interesting activities . . . colorful and lively . . . an excellent resource."  â€â€

Author Biography

Marian Broida is the author of Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors.