Monday, May 18, 2015
Review: Unwrapping The Pharaohs by:Ashton/Down
About the Book:
INCLUDES FREE 90 MINUTE DVD Enjoy a breathtaking journey through the pyramids and temples of Egypt with author and archaeologist David Down. Go deep into ancient tombs, discover the fascinating architecture and history of the pyramids, and experience Egyptian history in a way you never have before. From the ancient to the sacred, you cannot miss the opportunity to delve within the secret rooms of the pharaohs and find an astonishing connection to the biblical timeline Adults and children alike have been fascinated with the Egyptian civilization for decades, but most modern archaeologists have lately tried to use Egyptian chronology to dispute the biblical record of Joseph, Moses, and the Exodus. Those who wish to defend their faith in the accuracy of the Bible now have hope ??? this book provides an accurate and compelling new chronology that confirms the biblical account. Master Books is always evolution-free.
Upon researching my son's journey into high school, I came up against a great idea, Biblical archaeology. Of course it is actually the Master Books publishers that came up with the idea, and it's brilliant. I get to add another elective to my son's transcript and he gets a deeper learning on something that tends to confuse a lot of people, me included. It's sometimes an arduous task to put in perspective the events of the Bible and actually realize that these things did in fact take place and include them in our world history lesson.
Unwrapping the Pharaohs, is a get place to start on this exciting adventure. This book is a wealth of information on how the Pharaohs line up with the Bible. I'm so delighted as a homeschool mom to have this resource available to me. As we all know many of the Egyptians artifacts and such are not exactly that clear but with some very well thought out research and your Bible you will soon be on your way of lining everything up so that you understand it a lot more and the more clear it will become.
Along with breathtaking photographs each chapter is dedicated to several pyramids from Ancient Egyptians well as explaining the connection that each of the beautiful artifacts contained therein that they have to the Bible and many of the individuals from the Bible such as Noah and his descendants. Many times after the annual flooding of the Nile, there would be many ruins because of the destruction it caused. As a result, subsequent Pharaohs would help themselves and remove stones from them. This, as the book states may be why so little is left of these ancient ruins.
So if you and your children are doing a study on Egypt this book is full of great information to add to your studies, it contains 29 chapters. It also comes with a 90 minute DVD which we used as a virtual field trip with the book as our guide. There is even a section in the back that shows the correlation between Biblical reference and Egyptian dynasties. Our most favorite chapter was the one on Pharaohs of the Bible. We absolutely loved studying this correlation, it really will give you a broader view on the Bible and its history. This beauty retails on the Master Books website for $30.79. It is also available as a download at a cheaper rate, of course.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Master Books.