THE TABERNACLE IS NO LONGER
OPEN IN FOUNTAIN VALLEY
BUT ITS MEMORY LIVES ON.
ALL are welcome to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity. Many religions around the word celebrate the story of the Exodus found in the Old Testament. As descendants the Abraham, we invite you to join us in learning more about the sacred tabernacle that was the central focus of the children of Israel during their 40 year journey in the wilderness and for over 400 years after they entered the Holy Land.
What will I see?
You will see a replica of the Ancient Tabernacle of Moses and be able to walk through the entire replica and visualize what ancient Israelites experienced. During specified times, guided tours will be led by youth and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and will include a short video, 30-minute tour, and further displays about its construction. Light refreshments will be served.
Can I preview it?
Parking and event details – what to expect
The Tabernacle replica will be erected November 8-12 on the property of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 17500 Bushard St., Fountain Valley. Just off the 405 Freeway, take Brookhurst North exit and take an immediate left at Slater Ave. The church is located just over the freeway overpass on your left.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
17500 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
What is the Tabernacle?
It is a replica of the Ancient Tabernacle of Moses as described in Exodus of the Old Testament. The Tabernacle was the center place of Ancient Israel’s worship activities during the wanderings and until the building of the temple in Solomon’s day. The tabernacle was in fact a portable temple.Exodus 25-27, 30 of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) contains the Lord’s instructions to Moses about building the tabernacle.
Is this like the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City?
No. This is a replica of the Ancient Tabernacle used by the Children of Israel, as described in the Old Testament. The historic Tabernacle on Temple Square was built by early Mormon pioneers in the 19th Century. For a tour of the Historic Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, see https://www.lds.org/locations/temple-square-salt-lake-city-tabernacle?lang=eng&_r=1#d
Why did we build this replica?
The Huntington Beach Stake congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built this full-size replica of the Tabernacle of Moses. This grand object lesson has been used to teach local youth who have recently finished a year long course on the Old Testament. Under direction of Dr. Donald W. Parry, world authority and professor of the Hebrew Bible, to the specifications indicated in the Old Testament.
Learn more about Dr. Parry, see http://humanities.byu.edu/person/donald-w-parry/
Video from Youth Conference Tabernacle Camp Experience:: https://youtu.be/lv5nGRDSVfs
Use images or Link to Photos from Youth Conference: https://www.facebook.com/HBStakeYouthPhotos/posts/1179941932028285
What makes this a ‘grand object lesson’?
This replica Tabernacle allowed teachers and leaders an opportunity to teach their local youth and members about important doctrine in a unique way. This replica is the ultimate classroom ‘object lesson’, allowing for students to take their biblical study of the Old Testament to a new experiential level. As they ‘experience’ the Tabernacle, students learn valuable principles about Christ-like living. These principles include Sacrifice (Exodus 20:24), Unity (Numbers 15:15), Order (Exodus 40:4), Covenants (Exodus 24:7-8), Temples (Exodus 25:8), Sanctity (Leviticus 11:44), Atonement (Leviticus 1:10; 9:7), Holiness (Leviticus 10:10-11), Priesthood (Exodus 40:15), & Sabbath (Exodus 31:13, 16-17. Most importantly, each symbol in the Tabernacle points to Jesus Christ and his divine mission. We hope this ‘grand object lesson’ helps others feel a greater ‘sense of the sacred’.
How did you build it?
Many people donated their time and means to make this replica possible. Exodus 25-27, 30 of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) contains the Lord’s instructions to Moses about building the tabernacle. The tabernacle was designed to be portable because the children of Israel moved often while in the wilderness. The instructions for building the tabernacle are very detailed, helping us understand that everything in a temple is important to the Lord as He teaches and inspires His people.
Here are some pictures of building it in Murrietta: https://goo.gl/photos/wJbDmMR297BfEM8e6
Learn more about the objects inside the temple