Samuel Schor was born in Jerusalem to a Jewish couple who became followers of Jesus at CMJ’s Christ Church Centre. Samuel came to England to train as a Vicar. As a new curate in Felixtowe he realised that the life and culture of the Bible was alien to British Christians. He gathered a collection of artefacts that he could use as teaching tools and wrote several books.
The Exhibition went mobile in 1891 and in 9 days in 1910 over 300,000 people visited the exhibition in London.
How many could you invite?
Bible and Jesus centred teaching was illustrated by showing Torah (Bible) scrolls, Middle Eastern clothes, models of the Tabernacle and Temple and items of Biblical religious and daily life. People could see, touch and smell the world of the Bible.
Today CMJ uses some of the unique original exhibition materials and some new ones to continue Samuel Schor’s vision. People from many different communities, school classes and youth groups are welcome to visit and try their hand at living the Biblical life and experiencing the fascinating artefacts that illustrate the foundations of our Jewish and Christian faiths.
Come and meet Bible characters, hear them tell their stories and see how the Bible Comes To Life!
The Bible Comes To Life exhibition has been described as “fun, educational, unique, surprising, interesting, and smelly (we burn frankincense!)” and that is just by the children!I want to host BCTL