One of those classes many years ago in seminary that I think secretly everyone dreaded (but I loved) was biblical geography. I was able to get through this class by memorizing locations and names of biblical cities with a catchy tune my roommate and I took from a popular TV show. The geography tests were always difficult, but I truly loved the study of archaeology that came with it. Archaeology, from a biblical perspective, always put an image with a biblical reference.
It’s very cool now that I get to interact with biblical archaeology from a kid’s perspective. Explore the Bible Kids seeks to introduce boys and girls to the wonderful world that contains the places discussed in the biblical narrative.
Why is archaeology important? Archaeology gives a reality to the Bible places and events that occur through the stories that boys and girls hear. When we can present images of artifacts and places that existed in Bible times, kids can see those images and have a better understanding of what was really going on in a biblical narrative. Images open up a new avenue of learning for kids as they study His Word.
If you aren’t using Explore the Bible Kids take time on your own to pull some resources that relate to the biblical content you are teaching and use those images to help kids be able to understand the context and environment of the story they heard. Teach kids to love the reality of Scripture and to experience it on a whole new level.
Tim Pollard is passionate about helping kids dig deep into Scripture, which he pursues through his daily work as leader of the Explore the Bible: Kids team. Tim lives with his wife and daughters in Mount Juliet, TN.