Teaching your children about how people lived during Bible times can help them understand that, even though the events of the Bible happened long ago, in a place far away, the people involved were real, just like them, had the same needs and feelings, and worshiped the same God you're teaching them about.
Understanding the context of events in the Bible makes the Bible more interesting for children. It helps them understand the stories better. The knowledge can add realism to the stories. Suddenly they're not just a series of meaningless events, but the way people really lived. They can read and learn about the bible’s history through various posters, maps, and charts. You can find a large bible poster online via https://amazingbibletimeline.com/.
Understanding Hebrew customs like the Passover and the Day of Atonement will help them understand God's plan of salvation for us. Also, understanding context keeps kids from focusing on how different everything in the Bible is. Instead, they can focus on the lessons in the stories and God's grace.
As you teach your children about Bible customs and manners, you'll find many similarities and some extreme differences between our two cultures. To help your kids relate to the people who lived in Bible times, you can help them compare our way of living with theirs. Some things are drastically different.
Another way to help your children learn and remember how we're similar, and also some interesting facts about Bible manners and customs, is to create a comparison poster. You can also tell them to make the bible posters by themselves.