Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Bible Customs - Travelling Customs

Receiving Travelers With Kindness Receiving Travelers With Kindness
Travelers were received with great kindness during the bible times. This custom was shown when Abraham and Lot received the angels supposing them to be travelers.
Travelling Manner Travelling Manner
In travelling a manner is being followed. First went the shepherds and goatherds, with sheeps and goats in regular flocks. Then next are the camels and asses, with the tents and furniture. Next came old men and women, with the boys and girls on foot. The little children were carried by women and the elder children carried the lambs and kids. Last came the master of the families. when travelling with other families, between each family was a space of hundred yards or more, so that they do not mix and confuse each other.