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Bible Lands Museum

25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
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History made real

Make sure to download the BLMJ audio tour app before you get there, their wifi is very slow, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
via mobile
Amazing historical and archaeological museum

I spent 4.5 hours at the BLMJ (and I have see every single artefact and model; read every single... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Veronika P
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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
25 Stefan Wise Street | Museum Row, Jerusalem 9104601, Israel
+972 2-561-1066
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Love2pioneer
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Veronika P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank c a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed May 17, 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
Reviewed May 11, 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

Thank teticat
Reviewed April 12, 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
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Perfect size for a museum, not too big to get lost in. Contains artifacts from Israel, Egypt an neighbor civilizations. It is right next door to the more famous Israel museum, where you could easily spend a whole day, but you should not overlook this...More

Thank Tom R
Reviewed April 9, 2017

I always try to visit this museum when I am in Jerusalem. I tis adjacent to the Israel Muduem, but its focus is so different. IT is full of archeological finds and dispalys form centuries ago. It is well laid out with good signage to...More

Thank Kaijk
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Does the museum focus at all on the New Testament?
December 2, 2016|
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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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What bus do I take from Hapalmach at
September 14, 2016|
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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.