Friday, December 9, 2011

Passover and the parting of the Red Sea

We're cruising with our stories now! Above, J depicts the Israelites crossing safely through the passage Moses created in the Red Sea by raising his staff. Below, Zoo Boy chose to draw a door of one of the Hebrew families, painted with lamb's blood, in the dark of night -- there is a pale figure just to the left of the door (it's hard to see in this photo), which is Yahweh passing over this house during the night he struck all of the first-born in Egypt dead. I find it very interesting (and typical) that the boys chose such blatantly different parts of the story to focus on.

Above is J's story summary, below is Zoo Boy's. Since we included two major chapters of the epic in this one story, we had to be very careful to truly summarize just the most important pieces, otherwise our summaries would have been ungainly long.

We're so close to the end! Just need to get through the wilderness, be given those 10 commandments, and finally make it to the land of milk an honey! One more week of the Moses epic, then our wrap-up and Hanukka celebration!

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