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Address: 25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
Phone Number:
+972 2-561-1066
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated...

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is the only museum in the world dedicated to the history of the Ancient Near East from a biblical perspective. The core exhibition displays an extraordinary collection of ancient art and archaeology tracing the roots of monotheism from the dawn of civilization to early Christianity.The treasures on display represent the physical evidence of civilization and events described in the Bible. Traditions, rituals, religions, and cultures are revealed through ancient ivories, mosaics, jewelry, seals, terra cotta and stone sculptures. The magnificent cultures of ancient Egypt, Sumer, Assyria and Babylon come to life before you.The exhibits feature the Assyrian ivories from Nimrud (circa 800 B.C.), sarcophagus of Julia Latronilla dated from the 4th century and an impressive collection of cylinder seals and scarabs.

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A very intresting museum

In the Valley of David and Goliath is a fascinating exhibition. It will take you back to King David's days. You'll understand the life in the city that was found in Haela valley.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Eshtaol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Valley of David and Goliath is a fascinating exhibition. It will take you back to King David's days. You'll understand the life in the city that was found in Haela valley.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never been to the Bible Lands Museum. This museum is amazing, due to the vast collection (from a private collection). The museum is across from the Israel Museum, is quiet, well laid-out and has good documentation. Worth a visit.

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Thank Lori703
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group spent several hours and it was not enough to absorb the depth of Biblical history. It is a great addition to the museum opportunities in Jerusalem. We had an additional treat of receiving a lecture that evening on the Tanach. Wonderful time.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a fantastic collection of things. really enjoyed the David and Goliath exhibition. A nice escape from the sometimes inhospitable weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here as part of a tour group, so we did not have a lot of time to browse, but this is a place you don't want to miss. The history and lessons found here cannot be seen any place else. I would highly recommend seeing this museum.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We visited the Bible Lsands Museum after the Israel museum since they are so closely situated. Not as much on offer but the David & Goliath exhibit was special.

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Yesterday we returned to the Bible Lands Museum. We took the 10:30am tour of the new In the Valley of David and Goliath exhibit. We were not disappointed. My wife and I have been to this Museum numerous times, and have not been disappointed. It would appear that the exhibits are getting better all the time. This place should not... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this museum. It's quite different from the Israel Museum or many others. Basically the exhibition displays archaeological artificers from the different biblical nations that dwelled are modern day Israel: the Egyptians, Babylonians, Hitim, Iranians, etc. The collection is comprised of various seals and pottery and becomes a bit redundant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This museum houses artifacts collected by a private collector. They cover an extensive period from pre-biblical times to biblical times. Although not a comprehensive collection, it does have interesting pieces and is worth a visit.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I loved the museum the first time I went and spent hours there the last visit but this time I went to see a special exhibit which was well laid out and interesting.

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