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The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

  • 072-3281846
  • 21 Shmuel Stephan Weiz St, Museum Row, Jerusalem
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Very informative free tour
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed today

We happened upon this museum on the way to the Israel Museum and found it very worthwhile, especially the free guided tour that day. All the archeological exhibits are keyed to biblical stories and quotes.

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Over-priced paganism museum that rips off Christians
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed 5 days ago

It's a small, poor-quality, over-priced paganism "museum" that lures in and rips off Christians with a nice sounding name.

For those who hated Sunday school, as well as those who loved it
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 6, 2017

Wow. Who woulda thunk? Let's start with some basics. Not overwhelmingly large but comprehensive. Spotless, well laid out, and air conditioned, which is a serious consideration in Jerusalem in Sept. Inexpensive entry. I especially enjoyed two temporary exhibits. One on Akkadian tablets (what a misnomer, they are pillow-shaped clay items no larger than the size...

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Wow. Who woulda thunk? Let's start with some basics. Not overwhelmingly large but comprehensive. Spotless, well laid out, and air conditioned, which is a serious consideration in Jerusalem in Sept. Inexpensive entry. I especially enjoyed two temporary exhibits. One on Akkadian tablets (what a misnomer, they are pillow-shaped clay items no larger than the size of your palm) dating from the Babylonian exile of the Jews and from which we can learn much about the lives of the exiles. The second was about an archaeological dig from a site above the Elah Valley, where David fought Goliath. Both exhibits were fascinating and educational and well designed; the David/Goliath exhibit in particular mimicked the layout of the excavated city. Kudos to the curators/designers! My only complaint would be how difficult they were to find; the special exhibit space is in the basement (snack bar and auditorium space) beyond the bathrooms. The rest of the museum was also interesting. It's not about Israel as much as the whole region, during the ten millennia before the common era, with an emphasis on 3000-2000 BCE through the first centuries of the CE. Although Old Testament quotations were used, they were used as historical record more than religiously so that an exhibit about Egyptian mummification included a quotation about Joseph preparing his father's body for mummification as context. No culture exists in a vacuum, and this museum does a good job of fleshing out the history of this region during the era most people equate with it. The gift shop is weak; best for those on organized tours who don't have much time for souvenir shopping, and the cafe is very basic. This is a very good place to spend a day. It's among the less visited sites in Jerusalem, rarely on a first timers' tour, and that's a shame as it puts the entire region in perspective.

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what awonderful museum
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on September 4, 2017

This museum is not as large or as all encompassing as the Israel Museum which is across the way but does have a wonderful collection of artifacts from archaeological finds in Israel It is well worth the time you spend to be amazed at the collection they have

Bible museum
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 24, 2017

Beautiful museum A must to see in jerusalem Very quite place with secular treasures of the Jewish bible

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