"And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there."
(Genesis 11:31 KJV)
"The beehive houses of Haran are an interesting study in ancient places to live. In some ways living in them is like living in a cave-moderate temperature in the summer, warm in the winter without any sort of heating or cooling devices. We do not know for sure what sort of house the family of Abraham lived in while they resided in Haran, but it certainly could have been something like these mud brick houses in the shape of beehives. These houses are one step up from nomadic tents. Once inside the house something else comes to light of Biblical significance. There are tents still being used within the house, usually in the courtyard to protect from the sun, and the cloth is made of cilicium; goat’s hair cloth, which comes in two colors; jet black and various shades of brown."
The beehive houses could have been the first successful house built after man left the cave. It is fairly certain that the houses built in Ur, where Abraham came from, were far more advanced than the Beehive Houses according to the archeological findings in Ur. We don't know what Our Awesome God did to help the people of this time but He did help. Our ancient ancestors were efficient and smart to build such a house and then interconnect them next to each other where families of 15-20 people could live together. These people had to live close, share, help and love each other or it would have been a miserable place to be. So in a beehive house the people all work together. Do we work in the home together helping each one in the family? Are we loving all those around us?
Love is the real answer to living in a "beehive house" or living in a world with busy people. Jesus Christ said, "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you" (John 15:12 KJV). Come join us as we show you and teach what Our Awesome God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to show and teach all of us, including how to love one another in your busy Beehive House!
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, when we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Our programs include AWANA's and a Prayer Team but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
Flo & Bill