ONLINE BIBLE STUDY GUIDE - LACHISH
Comparing Two Versions of a Story
People don't like to admit their failures and will always brag, however discreetly, about their success. Even the Bible does this.
Check this by comparing the two versions of the conquest of Lachish - a low point in Judah's history, and a high point in Sennacherib's reign.
Warfare in ancient times
Research methods of warfare in the period of the fall of Lachish (circa 700BC). You will find information at 'SIEGE OF LACHISH' and 'BATTLE OF LACHISH'. Use the extension pages on BATTERING RAMS, WEAPONS, ARMOR, etc.
Find images of the wall friezes at Nineveh, and identify the different weapons and strategies used by both sides.
'Be' a person present at the Siege of Lachish - either one of the besieged citizens of Lachish, one of the invading soldiers of Sennacherib - or perhaps just an observer of events. Explain what happens, as you see it. Empathize with the motives and emotions of the person you wish to project.
Use the Nineveh friezes and the Bible account (see LACHISH RESOURCES) to draw up a list of
Record your findings as journal entries.
Develop a print media file (newspapers, magazines, advertisements, articles, cartoons, etc.) about war in the modern world. The articles might cover reasons for going to war, people affected by war who show courage and dignity in a difficult or tragic situation, and abuses that occur during a war.
Other Online Bible Websites
Study famous and historical people, places, artwork and archaelogy of the Holy Bible online.
For more online Bible study resources and activities, visit the following websites:
www.bible-people.info - stories of the Bible's most famous men and women - Moses, Judas, John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene and more
www.womeninthebible.net - all about Bible women, good and bad: Ruth, Deborah, Mary of Nazareth, Jezebel
www.bible-archaeology.info - archaeological evidence and the Bible - what can we prove?
http://www.bible-art.info/ - Bible paintings and artworks: Nativity, Resurrection, Esther, Martha and Mary
http://www.bible-topten.com/ - Top Ten heroes, bad women, ways to hell, young people, villains, murders, films
http://www.bible-architecture.info/ - more about houses, palaces, temples and fortresses
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