Year 1 - Month 2 Content

Month 2 Stories

Tower of Babel

Genesis 11:1-9

  • How many languages did the people of earth speak when they began to build a city and tower in the land of Shinar?  (One)

  • What did they build the tower in the land of Shinar out of?  (Brick)

  • Why did the people want to build a city and a tower with its top in the heavens? (To make a name for themselves and not be scattered)

  • What did God decide to do with the people who were building a tower with it’s top in the heavens?  (He confused their languages and sent them out all over the earth.)

  • What name was given to the place in the land of Shinar where the people attempted to build a tower reaching into the heavens? (Babel)

Call of Abram

Genesis 12

  • Where was Abram from? (Ur of the Chaldeans)

  • How old was Abram when he left Haran?  (75)

  • Who went with Abram when he left Haran? (His wife, Sarai; his nephew, Lot; and their servants)

  • What did God promise to Abram when he called him to go to a new country?  (Make of you a great nation, bless your name, in you all the families of earth will be blessed)

  • What was the name of the new country that Abram went to when he was called by God? (Canaan)

  • When there was a famine in Canaan, where did Abram go? (Egypt)

  • What lie did Abram tell to Pharaoh? (Abram said Sarai was his sister. In truth, she was his half-sister and his wife.)

  • Why did Abram lie to Pharaoh? (He was afraid Pharaoh would kill him and take Sarai, because she was beautiful.)

  • What happened to Pharaoh’s house when he took Sarai to be his wife? (The Lord afflicted his house with plagues.)

  • When his house was afflicted by plagues, what did Pharaoh do with Sarai? (Pharaoh gave her back to Abram.)

Birth and Sacrifice of Isaac

Genesis 17, 21, 22

  • What did both Abram and Sarai do when God told them they were going to have a son? (Laughed)

  • What was the name of Abraham and Sarah’s son? (Isaac)

  • How old was Abram when Isaac was born?  (100 yrs)

  • What did God tell Abram to do to Isaac? (Sacrifice him)

  • Who carried the wood up the mountain where Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac? (Isaac)

  • After Abram showed he was willing to fully obey, what did God say?  (God told him to “not lay a hand on the boy”)

  • What did God provide when Abram was on the mountain ready to sacrifice his son? (A ram to sacrifice instead) 

Jacob & Esau

Genesis 25:19-34, Genesis 27, Genesis 33

  • What were the names of Rebekah and Isaac’s twin boys? (Jacob and Esau)

  • Between Jacob and Esau, which one was born first and had lots of red hair? (Esau)

  • When Jacob was born, what was he holding? (His brother Esau’s heel)

  • What was Esau willing to sell his birthright for?  (A bowl of stew and bread) 

  • What did Isaac ask for before he died? (For Esau to hunt some wild game for him to eat)

  • Who helped Jacob lie to Isaac? (His mother, Rebekah) 

  • What did Jacob use to make Isaac believe he was Esau? (Delicious food, Esau’s clothes, and a fleece on his arm to make him feel hairy) 

  • What two things did Jacob cheat away from his brother Esau? (His birthright and his blessing)

  • When Esau realized that Jacob had cheated him a second time, what did he plan to do? (Kill him after mourning the death of Isaac)

  • Did Esau ever forgive Jacob for what he did? (Yes) 

Month 2 Memory Work

Sword Point

Genesis 22:18

…and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.

Spiritual Truth Sentence

Tell me about God's promises:

About 2000 years before Christ, God gave a promise to Abraham. It took hundreds of years to fulfill, but thankfully God always keeps His promises.

Timeline
  • Tower of Babel

AGE OF THE PATRIARCHS

  • Call of Abram

  • Birth and Sacrifice of Isaac

  • Jacob & Esau

Map It 
  • Ur (On the map, Ur has a question mark beside it. This is because there is some scholarly dispute over the site of Ur as referenced in scripture. The location on the map is the most commonly accepted.)

  • Haran

  • Canaan

Old Testament Books  

Books of History:

  • Joshua

  • Judges

  • Ruth

  • 1 & 2 Samuel

  • 1 & 2 Kings

  • 1 & 2 Chronicles

  • Ezra

  • Nehemiah

  • Esther