Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant

Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
Bundle of 2 - Religion - Solomons Temple & The Ark of the Covenant
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This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentation on Religion – Jewish History – Solomon’s Temple & the Ark of the Covenant. The total number of slides in the presentations is 52. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.

After the Children of Israel were freed from Egyptian slavery, they were disobedient to God and forced to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. The Ark of the Covenant, represented the presence of God during the “Wilderness Days.” Everywhere they went they followed the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the 10 Commandments and represented the covenant they had with God. Needing a place to keep the Ark, God instructed Moses to build a “temporary” house of worship called the “Tabernacle.”

The Tabernacle served as the center of worship before King Solomon constructed the first Temple. King David had a passion to build the Temple. One of David's first acts as king was the conquest of Jerusalem, the city he established as the capital of his kingdom. David wanted to build the Temple in Jerusalem as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. Through a divine edict, God had forbidden David from doing so: "You will not build a house for My name, for you are a man of battles and have shed blood" (I Chronicles 28:3).

So, the erection of the magnificent Temple, became the task of and crowning achievement of King Solomon’s reign, but King David played a significant role! “In the 480th year after the people of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the 4th year of Solomon's reign over Israel, the second month, he began to build the house of the LORD.” Detailed construction of the Temple, the priesthood and the temple services are recorded in the Bible in sections of I Kings, chapters 5-8 and II Chronicles chapters 1-7. A summary is given in I Kings 6.

When the Temple was completed, Solomon inaugurated it with prayer and sacrifice, and even invited non -Jews to come and pray there. He urged God to pay heed to their prayers: "Thus all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and revere You, as does Your people Israel; and they will recognize that Your name is attached to this House that I have built" (I Kings 8:43). Sacrifice was the predominant mode of divine service in the Temple until it was destroyed by the Babylonians some 400 hundred years later, in 586 BCE.

Power point #1 is entitled, Religion – Jewish History – God’s Earthly Dwelling Place – Solomon’s Temple and contains 25 slides and covers the following:

Cutaway of the Temple
King David Denied
David’s Preparations
David’s Charge to Solomon
David’s Prayer for Solomon
David’s Charge to Israel
Slavery & Debt
Construction Begins
Monumental Task
The Main Structure
Entrance, Ceiling & Rear
The Inside
Layers of Gold
The Inner Sanctuary
The Entrance & Floors
Door Posts & Inner Court
God’s Charge to Solomon
Temple Worship
The Holy of Holies
Solomon’s Fame
Destroyed & Rebuilt
End of Presentation

Judaism rejects physical manifestations of spirituality, preferring instead to focus on actions and beliefs. Worship of graven images is harshly condemned throughout the Torah, and perhaps the greatest sin the Israelites collectively committed was the construction of the Golden Calf recorded in the Bible in (Exodus 32). There is one exception to this rule. One man-made object was/is considered intrinsically holy - the Ark of the Covenant.

The Ark of the Covenant was constructed after the Exodus from Egypt during the Israelites' wanderings in the desert and used until the destruction of the First Temple. During that time, The Ark was the most important symbol of the Jewish faith, and served as the only physical manifestation of God on earth. The legends associated with this object; and the harsh penalties ascribed for anyone who misuses it, confirm the Ark's centrality to the Jewish faith of that period.

Hidden in the special golden box in the Ark were not treasures and precious gems, but rather 3 articles that represented some of the most embarrassing and disgraceful events in the history of the Israelites; Manna, Aaron’s Staff and the 10 Commandments.

The Ark was used in the desert and in Israel proper for many spiritual and pragmatic purposes. God used the Ark as an indicator of when he wanted the nation to travel, and when to stop. When the Israelites went to war in the desert and during the conquering of Canaan, the Ark accompanied them. It inspired them to believe that God was present with them and that He aided them in fighting. Spiritually, the Ark was the manifestation of God's physical presence on earth (the shekhina). Once the Ark was moved into the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, and later in the Temple, it was accessible only once a year, and then, only by the Hight Priest.

The Ark remained in the Temple until its destruction at the hand of the Babylonian empire, led by Nebuchadnezzar. No one knows where it is today except it there are a few location suggestions that re quite interesting.

The only remnant of the Ark in Jewish life today is the Holy Ark in which Torah scrolls are kept in synagogues. These Arks often are decorated with copies of the Tablets, reminiscent of the contents of the actual Ark of ancient times. The Ark itself plays no role in Jewish life today, but remains a potent symbol of the Jewish peoples' past, and of the messianic era many believe is waiting in the future.

Power point #2 is entitled, Religion – Jewish History – God’s Earthly Presence and contains 27 slides and covers the following:

Importance of the Ark
Command to Build the Ark
The Ark’s Construction
The Atonement Cover
Contents of the Box
Aaron’s Staff
10 Commandments (2)
Role of the Ark: Practical
Role of the Ark: Spiritual
God’s Presence
The Ark’s Holiness
History of the Ark
The Philistines
Captured & Returned
The Ark Returned
The Ark’s Home
Where is The Ark Now?
The Ethiopian Claim
The Temple Mount Claim
The Ark Today
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading... Religion.
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