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Bible Lands Museum

Rehov Shmuel Stephan Weiz 21, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
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History of the Bible comes alive

We spent a quiet morning ambling through the exhibits: First we followed the permanent and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
jxsxl
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Ra'anana, Israel
Great Collection and Programs for Kids

Not as large as its next door neighbor the Israel Museum, this Bible Lands focuses mainly on... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
ddmelch
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Jerusalem, Israel
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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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Rehov Shmuel Stephan Weiz 21, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We spent a quiet morning ambling through the exhibits: First we followed the permanent and well-set-up exhibit displaying artifacts along the time line from Babylonia to modern Israel. (Guided tours and recorded tours - both excellent - are both available for those who want them.)...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Not as large as its next door neighbor the Israel Museum, this Bible Lands focuses mainly on antiques from the Middle East and Fertile Crescent. The museum provides detailed explanations of the artifacts, and a good overall picture of the people and places of that...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Make sure to download the BLMJ audio tour app before you get there, their wifi is very slow, and the app is a must to get the most out of your tour. We enjoyed ourselves and learned so much it was amazing. as a side...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

I spent 4.5 hours at the BLMJ (and I have see every single artefact and model; read every single table and description; listened to every single recording on my audio guide), but I think you can see it all in less than two hours. As...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

It is a very nice museum, lots of well preserved items presented. Presents many sides of view whether Christian of Jewish.

Thank c a
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

This museum is across the road from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, so the best thing is to make a day of it and visit both of them. The Bible Lands Museum shows interesting archeological items (Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Persian,etc. ) and they are well...More

1  Thank KarinJeck
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Bible Lands Museum (NIS 44 per adult) is located across from the Israel Museum and is a very good museum for those interested in early Middle Eastern civilisations. Opening hours are 10-2pm (Fri-Sat) and 9.30-5.30pm (Sun to Thurs) with late opening hours to 9.30pm...More

2  Thank BradJill
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Take time to explore this wonderful place as it holds so much. Best visited in the heat of the day as it is wonderfully cool and inviting.

Thank Malcolm H
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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

The collection is expertly exhibited and sufficient without bring overwhelming. The permanent collection is top notch and when we visited they had a David and Goliath exhibit. We were lucky to be there and join a free guided tour conducted an expert. It was very...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

the gold exhibition is great. great children activity. very impressive objects on display, special expirience to view all the special objects

Thank Bracha D
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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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