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Solomon's Temple Model: The Illustrated History of Solomon's Temple (Essential Bible Reference) Hardcover – 1 Mar 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Candle Books (1 Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859854559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859854556
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 19.2 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,380,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Tim Dowley is a historian and a prolific author and editor of Bible resources for adults and children. He has also written popular biographies of J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann. He lives with his wife and three children in Dulwich, south London. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x905e390c) out of 5 stars 21 reviews
32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9092e390) out of 5 stars Difficult model 17 Sept. 2012
By M. Heiss - Published on Amazon.com
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The information in this book is sensational, with photographs and cut-away interiors and illustrations that bring the learning to life.

The book not only tells about Solomon's construction of the Temple, but also of the fall into disrepair and disuse, and then the destruction of the Temple by invaders.

The book would be better for me if it had scripture references, where to find the information in the Bible.

The model turned out well. But heads up, Moms: this model is DIFFICULT. Once I saw that the pieces were to be punched out of cardboard, folded, ad glued, I knew my family of boys could do it all by themselves. NOT SO FAST. The tricky thing is the tabs. Make sure you teach your kids NOT to fold the BLUE tabs before pushing them through the slots, since folding them will make the tabs too bendy to push through.

We used hot glue for the majority of the gluing. Some of the tricky spaces, we used bamboo skewers to reach glue right where we needed it. The pointy end of bamboo skewers was also handy for opening up some of the slots a little more. For attaching the structures to the platforms, we just used regular tape. That became the job for the littlest brother -- tape puller and taper.

The most difficult piece was the covered entrance with the pillars -- the tabs and gluing was a big process.

So, to sum up -- DO NOT FOLD the tabs before you insert them through the slots. BAMBOO SKEWERS come in handy for precision gluing and opening some slots. HAVE PATIENCE and make sure everyone has a job to do.

** I will add our photos to Customer Images. **
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90486b1c) out of 5 stars Amazing Book & Model Set! Whole Family Loved it! 7 Dec. 2011
By CelenaMarie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My children (4, 6, & 7) and I had so much fun going through the book and building the model. We learned a lot more about the temple by building it hands-on than we could grasp by simply reading about it in God's word. The model was very detailed--even parts that would be covered up once it was finished had the finest detail. The book had large, beautiful, full-color photos and illustrations. It's a nice hard cover and is something we'll reference for many years down the road. The book retails for just $12.81 at Amazon which I think is an amazing deal for a hard cover book & a detailed, durable model like the one we built! After we built the model, my kids enjoyed hours and hours of playing with it. They made extra "bible people" and animals to go along with the set.

There are also other Model & Book sets in the Candle Discovery Series including a Roman Ship Model & a Tabernacle Model. These are on my to-get list! They make a really great addition to any homeschooling history class or to arts & crafts time for any family interested in bible history. Definitely makes the bible come alive & would certainly make an exciting Christmas gift! I can't recommend the Candle Discovery Series enough.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90933960) out of 5 stars Interesting Historical Picture Book and Bonus 6 April 2012
By Lance Cleghorn - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my Grandfather who is a religious scholar. I was originally only interested in the model included with the book but after receiving it I was pleasantly surprised. The book has some pretty solid illustrations and some good detailed historical information in it. You are not just seeing how Solomon's Temple probably looked, you are learning about why and how the building was arranged the way it was.

My Grandfather seemed to really like the gift; however, I think this product might really shine as a teaching aid for a Sunday school class for kids. The book and model would go great for teaching younger children the historical data surrounding King Solomon's Temple. Another quality I found wonderful is the purely Old Testament content, this makes the book appropriate for Jewish, Christian, and other audiences.

It is really hard to find anything relating to the ancient near east that is not heavily biased, this book is one of those rare gems. The book was easy to understand, the model was fun to assemble (looks good on a desk,) and the content was historical not religious. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in the ancient near east, or the united monarchy of King David and King Solomon.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9092eec4) out of 5 stars it helped me tremendously with my bible ss projectcla 15 May 2012
By marsha weese - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a marvelous tool for use in teaching my bible class. The children loved the assembling and it just made it all seem so much more realisti.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x90930768) out of 5 stars Beware!!! Model can not be built by any child. 18 Nov. 2014
By Amazing Grace - Published on Amazon.com
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The reason I am giving Solomon's Temple Model a one star rating is because the recommended 7-9 year old age group is completely deceptive. No child can put the model together. There are no real directions; only pictures. The pictures don't give instructions. They just show what goes together, but not how to do so. Even an adult would need to put it together in multiple steps and it would probably take days to do a good job. My adult daughter and I worked together and it took about three non-stop hours and a lot of teamwork to get an OK model built. The paper that makes up this model is too thin to withstand the upside down construction that must be done to complete the model. The information in the book is good, but if you want to actually have your child build this model; please don't frustrate them. It is an impossible task.
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