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In "Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures," a Tapestry of Faith program
Invite participants to retell the story of Rahab and the spies, a story within the larger narrative. Explain that the spies were hidden under a pile of flax. Show pictures of flax growing and explain that the seeds of the plant can be eaten, while the stalks are used to make roofs or to weave into clothing. Indicate which materials you will use as pretend flax.
Give each participant three pieces of red yard and invite them to tie the three together and braid them to make a chord. Teach those who do not know how to braid.
Once the chords are made, take turns acting out Rahab hiding the spies, letting them out her window and over the wall using rope, and placing the red chord in her window so that Joshua's troops would spare her family.
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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