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By Eva Herbst

An attractive account of ways the traditional Hebrews lived, in the course of the tale of David, the shepherd boy. In transparent and straightforward prose, provides info of the garments they developed, the tents they outfitted, the nutrients they harvested, and the track they loved. additional info approximately their lives is shared throughout the tales of Moses, Ruth, and Joseph, which are instructed to David. The booklet concludes with David's come upon with Goliath and his friendship with Jonathan. beautiful black and white illustrations supplement the textual content. appropriate for a long time eight and up.

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Just then, a man came near. " asked Joseph. "Yes," answered the man, "they were here for a long time, but now they have gone away. " He then told Joseph the way to reach them. Joseph would not return to his father without some news of his brothers: so, although tired and hungry, this brave youth again started on. He walked some distance, and on coming to a green hill, saw the sheep grazing. Let us see what his brothers had been planning to do, and why they went so far away from home. They hated their brother, and, terrible as it seems, wished to kill him.

They also learned to sing and dance. Usually when they danced, they played upon an instrument called a timbrel. This was made of a round brass or wooden hoop, covered with a tightly drawn skin and hung round with small bells. It was held in the left hand and beaten with the right. The daughters did not go out on the streets very often, but once in a while they could be seen, with urns, carrying water from the wells. HARPS, HORN AND TIMBREL The boys, likewise, until they were five years old, were under their mothers' care.

During all this time—from the middle of April to the middle of September—there was no rain. This was the dry season. During May, June, July and August not a cloud could be seen. Think what it would mean to us to be without rain for five months! But the earth was not dry, as the dew was so heavy, and the ground was watered by canals. After this hot season came the seed-time, from October to December. This was the time when the seed was sown. The first rain began to fall in the latter part of October.

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