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The Messiah in the Passover

Presented by Dr. Mitch Glaser

Read an article about this event in the "Liberty Champion"

Witness a presentation of the traditional Passover Seder, explaining a biblical feast where the story of the exodus from Egypt is retold. Learn the connection between the first Passover, the Last Supper, and the redemption that Jesus accomplished. Discover the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration.

  • Monday, March 17,  7:00-8:30 p.m.
  • DeMoss Hall, Room 1114
  • FREE ADMISSION, OPEN TO ALL!

The MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER Presentation, will be conducted by Dr. Mitch Glaser, President of Chosen People Ministries, an over one hundred-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believer that Jesus is the Messiah promised by the Hebrew Scriptures. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Chosen People Ministries has grown into a worldwide ministry to “the Jew first and to the Gentile.”

The MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER Presentation begins with the traditional Passover Seder table – complete with all the articles of this important Jewish celebration. Dr. Glaser will explain the symbolic meanings of the various items of the Passover feast and highlight their relationship to the Last Supper that Messiah celebrated with the disciples, giving special emphasis on the redemptive significance of the crucifixion.

The MESSIAH IN THE PASSOVER Presentation gives the Christian community insight into Jewish traditions so that the Jewish roots of Christianity can be better understood.  This program also helps the Jewish and Christian communities understand their common heritage.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Mitch Glaser is a Jewish believer from New York City who came to faith in Messiah in 1970 after a restless search for spiritual truth. For over 25 years he and his wife, Zhava, have been active ambassadors of the Gospel in many parts of the world. Dr. Glaser is a graduate of Northeastern Bible College as well as Talbot School of Theology (part of Biola University). Dr. Glaser’s Ph.D. is in Intercultural Studies and his dissertation topic was the History of Missions to the Jews in the 20th Century.
 

 

 

 


For additional information please contact Mrs. Ayelet Evans adevans@liberty.edu or
(434) 592-3249.


The Authentic Last Supper Exhibit

The Authentic Last Supper Exhibit
Our new exhibit is opening just in time for the Passover/Easter season that focuses on the events of the final hours of Jesus' life and His message to His disciples and us all. The Authentic Last Supper exhibit features a restored Upper Room complete with a Roman-Judean triclinium table set with the type of vessels that would have been at the original Last Supper. These 54 vessels are genuine first-century Herodian period artifacts. Also on display as a window view from the Upper Room is a painting of the Temple Mount on the eve of the Passover. Also included in the exhibit are genuine artifacts representing the events surrounding the Last Supper such as 30 pieces of silver, crucifixion nails, a Roman spear point, and an alabaster oil jar. It is hoped that those viewing this exhibit will enter into the reality of the Passover/Easter events and strengthen their faith through an understanding of the authentic setting of the Gospel account.

Last Supper Temple PaintingThe faux window looks out on a view of the lower western city of Jerusalem and the Herodian Second Temple Mount from the perspective of the setting of the original Upper Room used by Jesus and His disciples in the upper city. The painting of this first-century scene was executed by Liberty University Studio and Digital Arts student, Miss Christine Kidd. Miss Kidd (a native of Scottsville, Va.) is a Studio Art major with a minor in Graphic Design. Following her graduation this May, she plans to continue pursuing her passion for traditional representational art.

The exhibit will re-open soon at our new location at the Jerry Falwell Library for individual viewing from 10AM-4:30PM daily and for groups by special appointment.

For additional information please contact Mrs. Ayelet Evans adevans@liberty.edu or
(434) 592-3249.


"Temples and Priests in Israel and the Ancient Near East" Exhibit


May be available soon at our new location...

The Temple and priesthood fill the pages of both the Old and New Testaments and are essential to an understanding of the history of Israel and the life of Jesus and the worship of the early Jewish-Christian church. Although the last Jewish Temple was destroyed 2,000 years ago, archaeology has unearthed significant remains from the ancient structure and artifacts related to its ritual service. In addition, there is a larger background of temples and priestly practice in the nations that surrounded Israel that contributes to our knowledge of the Jewish Temples and its sacrificial service.

A new exhibit at the Center for Judaic Studies offers Liberty faculty and students an opportunity to view some of this archaeological evidence. Located in the display window in DeMoss hall 1134 (near the Sub Connection), an important collection of artifacts spanning 4,000 years brings ancient cultic practices to life. Included in the collection is an ornamented stone that was once a part of the Second (Herodian) Temple (the one that Jesus knew), incense stands and libation vessels that may have been used in the time of Solomon’s Temple, incense shovels from the time of the Second Temple, marble statues of priests offering sacrifices from the pagan temple at Tell Marduk (Ebla) in Syria, and various coins depicting the Jerusalem Temple, the temple of Artemis in Ephesus (from the time of St. Paul), and portraits of the Roman rulers who destroyed  the Second Temple in A.D. 70. There are also photographs, diagrams of the ancient temples, as well as replicas of deities from pagan temples in the Greco-Roman world.


Group Visits:

While the artifacts are labeled for self-touring, if a class or group wish to have a fuller explanation of the exhibit they can make an appointment for Dr. Randall Price to provide a brief tour by contacting Mrs. Ayelet Evans at adevans@liberty.edu or (434) 592-3249.