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Lesson 55: Nineveh Destroyed
After reading the MOH lesson aloud, I showed the kids two videos that show us the past and present together:
The Companion Guide suggests reading portions of Josephus, and I concur. These old historic accounts are wonderful, and easily obtained for home libraries.
Lesson 56: Habakkuk and Huldah
Along with the MOH lesson reading, my kids all read the book of Habakkuk. The Companion Guide points out “Habakkuk’s Hymn” in chapter 3:17-19. This is a great piece of copywork.
We also watched the Bible Project video for Habakkuk:
Lesson 57: The Bablyonian Captivity
This lesson is so sad to me. After years of prophecies and many chances to repent of idolatry and sin, the last of the Israelites are taken into captivity. We read the MOH lesson as well as 2 Kings 25.
This os a really good time to point out the common error that people make today in their view of God. God is just and holy, and a jealous God. He does not condone sin. He loves us, but He also punishes sin and rebellion. The Bible is clear that the Babylonians acted because God allowed it. Understanding this at a young age will help to shape your children’s worldview properly, and may help them to avoid leaving the faith when they get older and hear the world telling them that “a loving God wouldn’t allow ______ to happen.”
We found a video on YouTube of the inside of Hezekiah’s tunnel. I can’t get enough of ancient, Old Testament archaeology. It helps the kids to see that these are not just “Bible stories.” It’s real history, and the proof of it is still in Israel to this day.
To finish up, we added these events to our timelines, did the mapwork in the Companion Guide, my 9 & 12 year olds added the corresponding sections to their labpooks (folder books), and everyone did the Week 19 review quiz.
Be sure to check out all the great book suggestions and activity ideas in the Mystery of History Companion Guide! Follow the entire course with us at the main Mystery of History Volume 1 page here.
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