This activity has a couple of options. First, you may work with a Bible which has maps (often located in the back) or Chapter by Chapter Scriptural Maps (instructions) and the scripture texts linked below (download Google Earth free). Second, you may create your map by hand in which case print out the PDF version below, or on your computer in which case use the Pp version. Click here for very brief instructions regarding working with maps in Pp.
Use this map (PDF version) (Pp version) (alternate version). Read Genesis 25:19-34:31 and trace out his travels. As you are reading each time you come to a place where Jacob stayed find it on Google Earth or on the map in the back of your Bible. On the map you are creating: mark locations, scripture references, and place arrows between locations.Jacob's travels in Genesis 35 may also be plotted. Yet, the nature of this material as a collection of stories rather than a sequential narration should be kept in mind.
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