Thursday, August 28, 2008

Teach Your Children Well

Woodstock-era baby boomers will recognize a line from a popular song by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, but the thought goes back much further than that. In Deuteronomy 6:7, the Israelites were instructed to teach God's commandments "diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise."

Reference: Everyday Life in the Bible Times, page 223 of Fascinating Bible Facts
Howard, Jr., Ph.D. and Burge, Ph.D.
1992 Publications International, Ltd., Illinois, USA

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