The Bible Exhibition, supplied by Hildenborough Gospel Hall, includes: History, Geography and Art from the beginning of time until early Christianity. There are panels of: creation, Israel leaving Egypt, the Israelitish calendar and agriculture, the kings of Israel, the life of the Lord Jesus etc and a time line. Interspersed with this, and as seen from some of the pictures below, there are:
- Life-sized figures of Israelites from about 4,000 years ago and a Roman soldier,
- Models of the tabernacle and Solomon’s and Herod’s temples,
- Some agricultural instruments,
- Hebrew and Greek pottery, Roman coins etc and a replica of the Rosetta stone.
- A model like the tomb from which the Lord Jesus rose.
- A section about how we got the Bible.
It takes about three quarters to one hour to go round the exhibition and there will be at least three, and probably more, assistants. This exhibition has been designed with both adults, teenagers, children and schools in mind. So that the children and younger people connect well with the exhibition there are interesting work sheets for their various ages. Examples of this are at this link.
IT WAS RUN CLIFTON HALL IN SOUTH NORWOOD (www.cliftongospelhall.com) from Saturday 15th September to Thursday 27th September 2012.
Some Visitors’ and Teachers’ Comments May 2011
13th – Croydon School teacher, “A BIG THANK YOU for your time and effort during the Bible exhibition; our School pupils really enjoyed it and learnt new things.”
14th – Visitor: “A very interesting exhibition. I will recommend it to my friends at church tomorrow.”
16th – Visitor: “A very interesting, well presented, exhibition. Good for all ages. Many thanks.”
17th – Wallington School teacher, “A very interesting & informative exhibition. The children were certainly engaged and obviously enjoyed their visit. Thank you.”
18th – Wallington School teacher, “Children really enjoyed finding the answers and getting to know more in a good hands-on way.” Wallington School teacher, “The children responded excitedly having done some preparation.”
19th – Wallington School teacher, “The children have enjoyed finding out about the Bible. The exhibits were stimulating.” Visitor: “I returned as promised and am equally impressed.”
20th – Wallington School teacher, “Children were very interested and enjoyed looking at the models and interactive displays. An excellent display.”
Picture 1. General view of part of the exhibition.The Creation. Who was Noah? There is a model of the ark. The beginning of the Jews with Abraham.
Picture 2. The Passover which is the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt with Moses as their leader.
Picture 3. Shows something of what was used by the Israelites in their approach to God.
Picture 4. A model of King Solomon’s temple in all its glory. There are panels of the kings from the beginning of the monarchy to the exile of the Israelites to Babylon.
What do we know about Jesus? In the information there is a Picture 5 which shows a model of Herod’s temple giving some idea of the splendour of that building which was frequented by the Lord Jesus and was the scene of some His teaching.
Why did Jesus tell stories? In the information there is Picture 6 to which the story of the Sower is linked. It displays the Israelitish\Jewish calendar and contains the feasts that God commanded the Jews. Alongside this are the sort of agricultural implements that the Jews would have used.
What does it mean to belong in Christianity? There is a section about becoming a Christian.
Why is Easter important for Christians? Picture 7 is of a Roman soldier. There is a panel which covers the Lord Jesus Christ’s death, burial, resurrection and ascension and there is a model of the tomb.
Where did the Christian Bible come from? There is a section relating to these subjects.
How do the beliefs of Christians influence their lives? There are references to that.