This week for Wednesday’s Around the World, we read about Nahum and Zephaniah, two prophets sent by God to warn of the destruction and doom to those who did not follow the law of God.
Nahum was a prophet God sent during the time of King Josiah. Nahum was sent to warn the Assyrians. Do you remember the Assyrians? They were known to be brutal warriors. They treated their prisoners horribly. The capital of Assyria was Nineveh and it was a very strong city. They had walls that were 100 feet wide and could support three chariots, side by side on top of that wall. They had 1500 towers that were 200 feet high!
Nahum warned the Assyrians about their wickedness and told the Ninevites exactly how God would destroy them!
Zephaniah was also a prophet during Josiah’s time as King. His message wasn’t towards the Assyrians, it was towards Jerusalem and surrounding nations. He talked with those who only outwardly showed love to God, but were lost inside, their heart. Zephaniah loved to write and wrote to those, giving them hope in things that were to come. However, just like Nahum, he also told what would happen if they did not turn to their wicked ways.
The activity for this lesson, we chose to build a wall and a tower. We got the Lego’s and Lincoln Log’s out and the kids had a blast building, especially Sammy! He loved seeing how high of a tower he could build.
So what have you been learning about in History and Geography? I would love for you to link up and share with us! Also, be sure to check out those who link up. I know I have learned a lot by reading what other homeschoolers have done!