Volume 6-Lesson 8: The Story of Samuel Includes: Ark of the Covenant, XS basket, baby blanket, Large Incense Stand, coat, sleeping mat, Summary of the Laws plaque, Vial of oil, gold resin Crown, Summary of the Law, felt underlay, icon w/Velcro, wooden medium tray, contol sheet.
You will need basket of People of God.
The Story of Samuel extends the lesson of, ”The Ark and the Tent‚” (The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volume 2, Lesson 10) and prepares the children for ‚”The Story of David‚” (The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volume 6, Lesson 9). When the People of God entered the Promised Land, they brought the Tabernacle with them and set it up at Shiloh. It is there that Samuel is called to be a prophet, priest and judge. Samuel’s story is in I Samuel, with Saul’s story. David’s story begins midway through I Samuel and continues through II Samuel. Samuel was an early prophet and the last of the judges to rule the twelve tribes of Israel. He anointed Saul and then David as kings to rule after him. His name, Samuel, means‚ ”a gift of God”. He was a gift from God and a gift to Israel.
Information on changes: Dr. Cheryl Minor writes, "We included an empty basket to represent Hannah’s longing for a child, which gets filled with a person when Samuel is born. We added some objects to help illustrate Samuel’s work as a priest and a judge’s an altar of incense and the summary of law (from The Ten Best Ways, ‚The Complete Guide to Godly Play” Volume 2). We took out two of the coats that were in the original, that were symbolic of Hannah’s continuing care for Samuel, opting instead just to put one coat down on the underlay".