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