This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentation on Religion – Jewish History – God’s Earthly Dwelling Places. The total number of slides in the presentations is 93. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
After 400 years of enslavement, God appointed Moses to lead the Hebrews out of enslavement through a series of miracles. Because of disobedience, the children of Israel were not permitted to go directly to the “promised land”, but were confined to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Everywhere they went they followed the Ark of the Covenant, which contained the 10 Commandments and represented the covenant they had with God.
The Jews longed to build a proper Temple to house the Ark where “true worship” could be carried out. But the Temple build was a long way off. Before the Temple could be built the children of Israel constructed a temporary house of worship called a Tabernacle. It was understood that the Tabernacle was needed only until a permanent Temple could be built.
This dream was realized when King Solomon, built a magnificent Temple in the capitol of the ancient city of Jerusalem. Solomon’s Temple (also known as the First Temple) served as the Holy Temple until its destruction by Nebuchadnezzar II in 587 BC.
A second temple was built and the Second Temple served as the Jewish Holy Temple from 516 BCE until its destruction in 70 CE. This temple served the nation until Jesus appeared on the scene. Jesus foretold the destruction of the Temple accurately and declared the Temple was no longer needed since all people now have access to God through his death as the ultimate sacrifice for sin, a claim Jews reject.
Power point #1 is entitled, Religion – Jewish History – God’s Earthly Dwelling Place – The Tabernacle and contains 46 slides and covers the following:
God’s Earthly Dwelling Place: The Tabernacle
Importance of the Tabernacle
Statement of God’s Presence
The Tabernacle: Construction
Cloth & Linens
Tabernacle Features: The Gate
Tabernacle Features: The Brazen Altar
The Brazen Altar
Significance of the Sacrifices
Tabernacle Features: The Laver
Tabernacle Furniture: Holy Place Furniture
Keeping the Lamps Burning
Table of Showbread
Golden Altar of Incense
A Pleasing Aroma to the Lord
Tabernacle Features: The Holy of Holies & The Veil
The Holy of Holies & The Veil (3)
Tabernacle Features: The Ark of the Covenant
The Ark of the Covenant
The Atonement Cover
Judgement & Wrath
The Tabernacle: Articles Contained in the Ark
Ten Commandments (2)
The Atonement Cover
End of Presentation
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).
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 particular 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 #2 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 Charge to Solomon
David’s Prayer for Solomon
David’s Charge to Israel
Slavery & Debt
The Main Structure
Entrance, Ceiling & Rear
Layers of Gold
The Inner Sanctuary
The Entrance & Floors
Door Posts & Inner Court
God’s Charge to Solomon
The Holy of Holies
Destroyed & Rebuilt
End of Presentation
Nebuchadnezzar II destroyed Solomon’s Temple after the Siege of Jerusalem in 587 BCE. This event initiated a period, called “The Exile” period which came to an end when King Cyrus of Persia conquered the Babylonian empire in 539 BCE. Cyrus permitted the Jews to return to the land and rebuild their Temple. Led by the prophets Ezra and Nehemiah, the Second Temple was built on the same site as the first. Upon completion sacrifices to God were once again resumed.
During the 1st century BCE, Herod, the Roman appointed head of Judea, made substantial modifications to the Temple and the surrounding mountain, enlarging and expanding the Temple. The Second Temple is also known as Herod’s Temple. Like the First Temple, it was destroyed by the Romans in 70 CE, following the failure of the Great Revolt.
Very little is known about the details of the Temple other than religious sources. The New Testament, the Mishna, and the works of the Judeo-Roman historian Josephus provide the bulk of our knowledge of the Temple. These in association with archaeological evidence at the site all point to a building so wondrous that even today its construction remains a mystery.
It was Herod, set about renovating the city and the Temple. Before work began on the Temple, Herod spent 8 years stockpiling materials for its construction. Then, a workforce of over 10,000 men began its construction including a contingent of 1,500 specially trained priests who were the only ones permitted to work on the innermost and holiest parts of the Temple. Building continued for another 20 years, though the Temple was in a sufficiently ready state within 3.5 years of its commencement to be dedicated.
The Second Temple was not only awe inspiring because of its religious significance, but also for its physical dimensions, its grandeur and its beauty. As the Roman generals were surveying Jerusalem and considering the Temple’s future many did not want to order its destruction, but they did. Jews, from that day to this, have yearned and prayed for its rebuilding, and tourists and religious people alike have come to behold the site on which it once stood.
Power point #3 is entitled, Religion – Jewish History – God’s Earthly Dwelling Place – Second Temple and contains 22 slides and covers the following:
The Second Temple
Herod’s Temple Cutaway
Exquisite Workmanship (2)
The Ritual Bath
The Temple Itself
Visiting the Temple
The Holy of Holies
The Water System
The Site Today
End of Presentation
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