Learning Bible Today: From Creation to the Conquest of Canaan
Are you looking to teach your children about Bible stories from a secular perspective? Written by Madrikh Michael Prival, this book can help you teach the Bible to kids by presenting major Biblical stories in a readable and accurate manner. Learn how to discuss the stories from a scientific point of view with your children. Aimed at grades six and up, this book includes both stories and detailed discussion topics that are helpful in teaching the Bible to kids. The entire text is available online – printed copies are available from the International Institute of Secular Humanistic Judaism (spiral bound).
The purposes, outlook, and origins of this book
How Did Religion Get Started?
Where Did the Bible Come From?
What Is the Hebrew Bible?
What Is the Difference Between the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Bible?
Why Do We Study the Bible?
Time Line Overview of the Bible and Jewish History
The Story of Creation
Adam and Eve, the First People
Cain, the Jealous Brother of Abel
The Time When There Were Giants on the Earth
Noah and the Great Flood
The Tower of Babel
Abraham and Sarah, the Promise from God
Abraham Smashes the Idols
Abraham Avoids an Argument with Lot
Abraham Argues with Yahweh
Isaac Is Born to the Sound of Laughter
Ishmael and Hagar Are Cast out of Abraham’s House
God Tells Abraham to Kill His Son, Isaac
Isaac Marries Rebekah
Esau Sells His Birthright to His Brother, Jacob
Jacob Tricks His Brother, Esau, and His Father, Isaac
Jacob Gets Married – Twice
Jacob Leaves Haran Jacob Wrestles with an Angel, Gets a New Name, and Meets his Brother Esau
Joseph and His Brothers
Joseph and Potiphar – and Potiphar's Wife
Joseph Explains Some Dreams
Pharaoh Dreams and Joseph Becomes Ruler of Egypt
Joseph Sees His Brothers Once Again
Israel (Jacob) and His Sons All Settle in Egypt
Moses – from a Basket to Pharaoh’s House
Moses Burns Himself
Moses Rescues a Hebrew Man and Leaves Egypt
Yahweh Speaks to Moses from a Burning Bush
The Israelites Gain Their Freedom
The Waters Part! The Israelites Escape!
Complaints and Miracles – Food, Water, and a Battle
The Israelites Receive Ten Commandments
Commandments, Commandments, and More Commandments
Yahweh Prescribes Religious Rituals
i. Sacrifices at the Temple
ii. Some Laws and Rituals
iii. Food Rules
iv. Do Not Oppress the Stranger, Except Sometimes
v. Crime and Punishment
vi. Yahweh Will Reward the Israelites for Following His Commandments
Moses Is Criticized for Marrying a Cushite
The Israelites Anger Yahweh and He Announces Their Punishment
The Rebellion of Korah the Levite
Moses and Aaron Are Punished for Disobeying Yahweh
Along the Road to Canaan, the Conquest Begins
From Moses to Joshua
Joshua Sends out Two Spies
Crossing over the Jordan and Conquering Jericho The Israelites Settle in the Land of Canaan