Illustrated Bible History

Ancient Bible Customs - Worship

Prostration Among Hebrews Prostration Among Hebrews
The usual mode of prostration among Hebrews by which they express their most intense humiliation was bringing not only their body but also their head to the ground during worship.
Formal Sitting Formal Sitting
This is a mode of sitting that is highly respectful and even reverential. The person first kneels and then sits back upon his heels. Attention is also paid to the position of the hands, which they cross, fold, or hide in the opposite sleeves.