A life-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses, complete with the Ark of the Covenant, will be the centerpiece of an interactive, interfaith event taking place in Saline in July at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“Seeking The Sacred: A Journey to the Tabernacle of Moses” begins with an interfaith event Thursday, July 13. The event includes a self-guided tour through the Tabernacle, exhibits, music and presentations from Muslim, Jewish and Christian leaders on the modern implications, consequences and legace of the Tabernacle of Moses among the Abrahamic religions. The event, beginning at 7 p.m., is free but space is limited. Make a reservation at www.seekingthesacred.net/#events.
Others who wish to the visit the Tabernacle and exhibits are invited to free open houses July 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The Tabernacle was constructed in California. Its builders adhered to scholars’ understand of the orginal structure, which was carried through desert wilderness for 50 years by the Hebrews after their escape from Egypt sometime between 1450-1220 BC.
The ancient Tabernacle is forerunner to modern tembles used by various religions.
Also on display will be the works of local artists, sculptors and photographers depicting the “Seeking the Sacred” theme.
The church is located at 525 Woodland Drive East. The event is hosted by The Ann Arbor Michigan Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.