Rose Guide to the Tabernacle won the 2009 Christian Retailers' Choice Awards for best Bible Reference and Study Book.
Full color, reproducible book on the The Tabernacle, with clear plastic overlays of the coverings of the "tent of meeting." The Tabernacle was the place where the Israelites worshiped God after the Exodus. Learn how the sacrifices, utensils, and even the structure of the tabernacle were designed to show us something about God. See the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and perfect high priest.
- The Tabernacle was built
- The sacrifices pointed towards Jesus Christ
- The design of the tent revealed God's holiness and humanity's need for God
- The Ark of the Covenant was at the center of worship.
Contains illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available elsewhere.
128 pages, full color with 8 clear plastic overlays showing inside/outside of the tabernacle; plus dozens of reproducible charts. You may reproduce up to 300 copies of any chart free of charge for your classroom.
How the Tabernacle and Old Testament Holidays Illuminate God's Love for Humanity
Discover the importance of celebrating important holidays, including Yom Kippur and The Feast of the Tabernacles (Feast of Booths) or Sukkot
To understand salvation, God's original design for the world and his deep love to redeem a broken world, Christians need to understand the Old Testament, the Tabernacle, how God met his people.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle (Rose Publishing), by Benjamin Galan and Brent Ashby, answers the question, "How can a holy God live among corrupted people?" Galan explains the importance of understanding the Tabernacle.
"The Tabernacle was a movable tent in the Wilderness of Sinai that God commanded Moses to build. It represented God's desire to live among His people. Studying the Tabernacle will give Christians a greater understanding and appreciation of God's plan for redemption and our calling to be holy," adds Galan.
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle explains the history of the Tabernacle, its sacred objects and activities , while also illuminating deep insight into what Jesus did for his followers during his life, his death and his resurrection. "God's presence in the Tabernacle instructed the people to live in purity. Jesus' blood and sacrifice meant the purification rites and sacrifices are no longer necessary," says Galan. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle offers insight to readers in the following:
o Understanding the importance of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks), Rosh HaShanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) and Hanukkah
o The Purpose and the three parts of the Tabernacle: The Courtyard, The Holy Place and The Most Holy Place
o The significance of the sacrifices: Sin Offering, Guilt Offering, Grain/Gift Offering, Burn Offering, and Peace Offering
o The parallels between the Tabernacle, Christ's ministry, and the church
o The symbolism of the Golden Lampstand, the Table of the Bread of Presence, the Altar of Incense.
o The contents of the Ark of the Covenant
o Elements of Passover and a "Christian Seder"
Rose Guide to the Tabernacle contains 128 pages of facts, illustrations, charts, and diagrams not available in other books. It also includes eight clear plastic overlays showing the inside and outside of the Tabernacle and "tent of meeting," plus dozens of reproducible charts. Readers will gain insight to the parallels between the Old Testament sacrifices and priests' duties, and Jesus' service as the perfect sacrifice and high priest.
Through the Tabernacle readers will better understand the doctrines of sin, creation, salvation, justification, and God's sovereignty. Rose Guide to the Tabernacle is also the winner of the 2009 CBA Retailers' Choice Award for Bible Reference/Bible Study.
Suggested Discussion Questions
1. What is the Tabernacle and the elements found in the Tabernacle?
2. Where is the Ark of the Covenant now?
3. Why is the Tabernacle of 3500 years ago important today? What does it teach about God's plan of salvation?
4. Could you explain the Bronze Altar and the sacrifice requirements?
5. What did a high priest do?
6. Who was allowed to enter the Courtyard, and what was required before entering?
7. How has the role of the priest changed throughout the years?
8. How does the Tabernacle connect the Old Testament and the New Testament?
9. What were the sacrifices and its significance in the Tabernacle?
10. What was the function of the veil?
11. Why was the Mercy Seat deemed holy?
12. What are the holy days and their meanings?
13. What is the meaning of the Feast of Trumpets? The Day of Atonement? The Feast of Tabernacles?
About the Author: Benjamin Galan grew up in a Christian home in Mexico City. During his studies, Galan became enamored with natural sciences. In college, Galen studied physics and mathematics, and grew indifferent and hostile toward the Christian faith. Along with the French mathematician Laplace, Galan believed God was no longer a necessary hypothesis.
After additional studies, Galan began to long for deep, satisfying connections and meaning in his young life. Through the moving testimony of a friend in school, Galan began to read the Bible with renewed eyes, and eventually returned to church. As he became more involved in the ministry of his home church, Galan sensed God's calling.
During his theological studies, Galan fell in love with the Old Testament and understood the Old Testament as the key for understanding the New Testament.