Bible Comes To Life

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We're excited to be hosting the CMJ's
'Bible Comes To Life' exhibition here on the Isle of Wight!

Open to the public (All welcome, free refreshments!)
Saturday 13th October
10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 14th October
10:00am - 5:00pm

See pictures of the Exhibition!
This unique exhibition gives a multi sensory insight into the Biblical world.

Exhibition Information Sheet
By introducing an understanding of Biblical Jewish life, culture and religion the exhibition helps in understanding the roots of Christianity. A significant collection of historic artefacts is used as part of this educational work. By working closely with local churches, schools, children’s workers and youth leaders the team can bring a taste of the Biblical Middle East within the framework of local teaching programmes or curriculum.

The emphasis can either be on exploring Judaism - referencing Biblical Festivals, worship ritual, and the Bible narrative of the Jewish people - or on talking about early Christianity and its links to Judaism.

On the basis that an audio-visual experience helps people to remember teaching more effectively than just talking about a subject, the exhibition provides effective illustration, especially through a spectacular 3m x 2m model of the Jewish Temple in the time of Jesus; LED lighting helps to explain the various sections and a smoking altar adds to the effect. We have a 2m x 1m scale model of the Desert Tabernacle with illustrative coverings, ritual furniture and animals.

We also have “Jewish life” artefacts such as Sabbath candlesticks and bread, Jewish prayer shawls, phylacteries, a Passover plate, mezuzah (door post blessings), Illustrating Jewish Life and a unique Middle Eastern clothing collection with some garments dating back 150 years.  Some of the clothing is used in giving character or costume themed Bible talks (eg The Shepherd, The Tribal Leader, The Middle Eastern Bride). Where practical, children are encouraged to try on the costumes.  All the artefacts have a fact sheet of explanatory notes

By using a multisensory approach we aim to give our exhibition visitors an insight into the Biblical
world.  All talks and materials can be adapted to suit either school curriculum requirements or the church’s
educational needs.  The exhibition is staffed (all DBS checked) by The Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People - CMJ, an Anglican Church mission society that has been active since 1809.

The team is led by Paul and Janey Hames who lived in Jerusalem for five years and have considerable experience in working with churches, and prayer groups, as well as students and young people.

Download Exhibition Information Sheet >>        CMJ Website about BCTL >>






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