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Bible Lands Museum

25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
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Very good exhibits of archaeology, give context to some of the probable objects and culture that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jamesl5566
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Perth, Australia
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Excellent Collection

The Bible Lands Museum contains an excellent collection of artifacts from the area in and around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cary F
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San Francisco, California
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good exhibits of archaeology, give context to some of the probable objects and culture that the Israelis may have used and lived in during the different bible time periods. Good snapshot overview of ancient history whether religious or not. Strongly recommend audio guide app....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bible Lands Museum contains an excellent collection of artifacts from the area in and around Israel, going back thousands of years. You can spend hours there. I recommend the headsets.

Thank Cary F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is unusual in that it specializes in the era of the Bible, but that also limits its scope. Though it has many fascinating objects, it needs some modernization in its presentation. Nonetheless, it is certainly worth a visit as an adjunct to the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

My wife and I visited the Bible Lands Museum during our stay in Jerusalem. This museum is wonderfully organized. Every early civilization and culture in the middle east is represented. You walk thru each exhibit as if walking through a time machine. The displays are...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Didn't remember that it was such a well designed place. The museum had very well captioned, chronologically arranged series of exhibits that show the derivative origins of Judaism from the then extant religions in the area. I've been museum before, but I didn't really take...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The archaeological artifacts are superb, of course; the explanations--for example of stamp and cylinder seals, were unexpected and tremendous.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

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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Reviewed 17 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 September 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,...More

Thank Abby B
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Reviewed 4 September 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...More

Thank Rifky K
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Response from menachemle | Reviewed this property |
‫I think it does deal only with the old testement although it it does deal with the periods AC‬
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Response from manisfeld | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but I do not know which bus to take. I've always gone on Shabbat and walked it from close to Hapalmach. It is about a 30 minute walk on a slight uphill incline after you get tot he Valley of the Cross.
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