We would like to share with you some of the photos from our recent visit to the Biblical History Center in La Grange, GA. Some of the Bible stories came alive as we saw some replicas found in the Bible culture.
The Goats’ Hair tent were normally woven out of brownish-black goat’s hair. (Exodus 36:14). The movable tent (tabernacle) in the wilderness was a sign of God’s presence with the Israelites. (Exodus 26:1)
A replica of a feeding trough similar to the place of Jesus’ birth.
“And she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped him in a swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger (feed trough), because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7
The woman in the well.
“Now Jacob’s well was there, Jesus…sat thus by the well… a woman of Samaria came to draw water..Jesus said, ‘but the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.'” (Read the story in John 4:5-25 NKJV)
A temporary sheepfold.
Jesus said in the Gospel of John, “he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door… is a thief and a robber, but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep….I am the door of the sheep…I am the door, if anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture… I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep. ” (John 10:1-18)
A replica of a watchtower in a vineyard. The view from the vineyard watchtower shows the entire archaelogical garden. During the vintage season the vinedresser and his family lived in the watchtower to protect the fruit. (Isaiah 1:8, 5:1,2). The watchtower served as a symbol of God’s protective watchfulness, (Psalm 121:4) with an image of God’s attentiveness neither slumbering or sleeping.
The vineyard and the grape press, are usually part of the Bible culture and Bible stories.
The parable of the workers in the vineyard. Matthew 20: 1-16
Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me, you can do nothing”. John 14:5
A fig tree. John 1:50
Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew 21:21 (NKJV), “Assuredly I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain be cast into the sea, it will be done”. See the story in Matthew 21:18-22
A replica of a Roman crucifixion tree.
“And He bearing His cross, went out to a place called… Golgotha, where they crucified Him, … and the writing was:
JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” John 19:17-19
A replica of the empty tomb.
“He is not here; for He is risen… ” Matthew 28: 1-8
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