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The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

  • 072-3281846
  • 21 Shmuel Stephan Weiz St, Museum Row, Jerusalem
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from $11.50 / person

  • Photos: Shay Vazdias
  • Photos: Shay Vazdias
  • Photos: Shay Vazdias
  • Photos: Shay Vazdias
  • Photos: Shay Vazdias

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Three special exhibitions and a new element in the main exhibition
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 4 days ago

An underlying theme in Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the universal developments of humanity that connect us more than separate us. This is an expression of founder Eli Borowski's vision formed through the horrors of World War II and seeking a communication of peace. The new element is "Start-Up" - aspects where necessity forces...

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An underlying theme in Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the universal developments of humanity that connect us more than separate us. This is an expression of founder Eli Borowski's vision formed through the horrors of World War II and seeking a communication of peace. The new element is "Start-Up" - aspects where necessity forces invention, such as city, space, communication and so on- six stations throughout the museum., each with visuals, text and a short movie. Three special exhibitions, two on the lower level, besides a standing exhibition there of Greek culture 1. Al-Yahudu cuneiform documents- the transition from the end of the First Temple to the Babylonian exile viewed through artifacts and the documents of a community that followed Jeremiah's dictum and set down roots, planted trees, and began a life there. We follow one family over 100 years. 2. Tekhelet, dyeing the strings blue in clothing as proscribed in the Bible- a wide view of the special colors and dyes throughout the Middle East and their expression in Israel. Mind-expanding, erudite, beautifully presented. Words do not do it justice. And our guide, Orit Meiri, was magnificent. 3. On the main floor, second room into the right, artifacts from the ongoing excavations in Bet Shemesh are displayed, including some which have literally changed the history books. Jug handles inscribed with a range of royal seals from the kings of Judah spanning a century prove that this area of the Judahite Foothills remained under Jerusalem's control even after Sennacheirib the Assyrian decimated the region. A very fulfilling visit. Do not do all 20 rooms plus the special exhibtions at once, enjoy the coffee shop for a break, and the special items and books in the gift store. Passover family programming coming up for the holiday. For younger children ask in advance for special programming.

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Amazing overall and the special exhibits awesome!
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 5, 2019

The exhibits are highly engaging and informative. The guides are enthusiastic and very informed about the artifacts. The layout of exhibits is logical, coherent and cohesive. One walks away with an amazing deep understanding of not only the history of the ancient middle east but also how societies grew and continue to grow based...

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The exhibits are highly engaging and informative. The guides are enthusiastic and very informed about the artifacts. The layout of exhibits is logical, coherent and cohesive. One walks away with an amazing deep understanding of not only the history of the ancient middle east but also how societies grew and continue to grow based upon the myriad of challenges unique to the area. The levant was a world center of trade; those who ruled ancient Israel could rule the entire mediterranean. The Techelet exhibit and the start up stands tie past and present in an innovative and ingenius manner. I will be back - with others.

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Its not a must see but I am glad I went
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on February 22, 2019

Our tour guide took us here and though I am glad I saw it, I was ok not going. It is worth spending a little bit of time if you have already been to Jerusalem and have seen the other locations that ARE MUST SEE FIRST.

Contact The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

072-3932807