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Museum of the Divine Instruction

An Atlas for Contemporary Jewish living

Amber Solomon

BArch Hons 2022

Unit Leader: Craig McClenaghan
Unit Tutor: Ruby Mungoshi
Unit Assistant: Azraa Gabru

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The project aims to understand and expand on the notion of untranslatable words, by analysing boundaries and thresholds within language, specifically the Hebrew language as well as the Jewish religion and traditions that come with it.

The Museum of the Divine Instruction will be looking at biblical architecture such as the Tabernacle (mishkan), and will attempt to decipher the scripture in order to recreate the tabernacle. It will look at the Hebrew language, and its sacred geometry used to translate what the biblical architect, Bezalel, was instructed to design.

Scripture writes, “I have called Bezalel ... and I have instilled within him the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge of the language and all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, and silver, and bronze, and in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, to work in every craft. This project aims to try and understand the divine instruction and the ability to decipher language.

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