Art Commission Statement
In this paper, I will discuss the commissioning of a Ten Commandments statue for the lobby of the new Christian and Jewish Interfaith Cultural and Historical Center. The commission statement will explain how the Ten Commandments statue represents developments in past and current world events and cultural patterns in Judaism and Christianity. We will discuss the importance of the proposed location and why it is appropriate being placed at that location. This commission statement will discuss our belief of how the Ten Commandments statue reflects the Jewish and Christian concept of humanity's relationship to nature and to the world and God. It will also discuss the value of commissioning the Ten Commandments statue for the lobby, how the Ten Commandments statue will enhance the intellectual and physical environments, and how the Ten Commandments statue represents some aspect of the new Christian and Jewish Interfaith Cultural and Historical Center. Past and Present Developments
The Ten Commandments being placed in a Historical Center will represent world events and cultural patterns in Judaism and Christianity in several ways. The Ten Commandments is a written version of a covenant that was made by God and Abraham many years ago. Also, the Greeks referred to it as the tables of Testimony because it was a testimony God made with Israel.
This written set of rules was an obligation and responsibility that people were to obey in order to demonstrate faith and devotion to God. The Ten Commandments was dedicated to give people a way to avoid sin. Anyone who did not value this covenant would invite sin into their daily lives and have to eventually experience the wrath of God.
This covenant was originally initiated with Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:15) it eventually leads to Abram (Gen 17:1-8) and then to Christ. This written set of rules gave an understanding of what Christ accomplished on the cross at...
References: 1. The Ten Commandments Bible Study. (2001-2005) Retrieved on November 3, 2005 from Website http://godstenlaws.com/
2. Irreconcilable Differences? A Learning Resource for Jews and Christians. The Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies. February 2001. Http://www.icjs.org/what/njsp/kat
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