(IL) BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – February 2018 (PRESS)

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – February 2018

Wednesday’s Lectures

Wednesday’s | 19:30 | Free with Museum Admission

 

7.2.18 – The Bible’s Greatest Ideas: A 21st Century Perspective. “Who are the Jews: Genesis vs. Exodus, Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, Hartman Institute (Hebrew(

14.2.18 – New Finds Along The High Level Aqueduct to Jerusalem, Ya’akov Billig, Antiquities Authority (Hebrew(

21.2.18 – The Bible’s Greatest Ideas: A 21st Century Perspective”* Lecture V

The Irony of Fate: The Meanings of Megillat Esther, Rabbi Dr. Shraga Bar-On (Hebrew(

28.2.18 – Purim – No Lecture

 

Special Friday at the BLMJ

Twist – Special winter tours | 11:00 | Free with Museum Admission | (Program in Hebrew)

9.2.18 – The First Letter – A tour tracing the story behind the first writings in the world and the connection between writing and identity.

16.2.18 – There Were Four Beautiful Women – A special Rosh Chodesh Adar tour about the different aspects of women’s status and images in the ancient world.

23.2.18 – Stand Up Gallery – Specially for Purim the museum presents a humorous tour of the ancient Near East. Enjoy an hour of laughter as you take in a slightly different look at the peoples of the region, events in history and even ourselves.

 

Legends From The Dawn Of Humanity

Every second Wednesday | 16:45 | For ages 4–8 

A magical, multisensory experience of one hour, combining storytelling with a workshop and a museum theatrical tour. (Program in Hebrew)

7.2.18 – “Edgar-Bey and the Stork – A Persian legend tells of the wealthy Edgar-Bey, who had a special love for gold coins – and himself! Come hear how a stork taught him a lesson, and what it has to do with watermelon.

21.2.18 – “King Ahasuerus’s Palace – King Ahasuerus has everything except for a palace.

He decides to embark on a captivating journey to distant lands and learn how to build himself a residence fit for a king. A special show for Purim!

 

Exhibitions

Coming soon – Out of the Blue | New Exhibition

The exhibition embarks on a journey which starts in the heavens, the abode of the divine yearned for by mankind throughout the generations. The quest for the heavenly blue leads us to the depths of the sea where we encounter an enigmatic creature – the source of the most brilliant and prestigious of colors. Winding our way through its shades and hues we follow the Tekhelet thread as it takes us from the secrets of the ancient dyers to the vibrant blue of Israel’s national flag. Opening April 2018

Exhibition – Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.

The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.

Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – Jerusalem in Babylon

“Jerusalem in Babylon” tells the story of the Judean exiles in Babylon in the first generations after the destruction of the First Temple. After losing their spiritual center and their home, thousands of Judeans and Jerusalemites were uprooted and began their journey as exiles to Babylon. The exiles were settled in different locations, the main one being Al-Yahudu, Akkadian for: The City of Juda. Al Yahudu was the Babylonian name of Jerusalem. The core material of the exhibition are the Al-Yahudu tablets, which reveal the names of dozens of Judean exiles and their offspring, and bear a stunning testimony of their lives in Babylonia over a period of some one hundred years. The Babylonian exile is a landmark in the identity of the Jewish people, who managed to survive against all odds, and never lost their hope to return to Zion.

Curators: Ori Meiri and Yehuda Kaplan

 

About Us

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is located in the Museum BLVD in Givat Ram, and is viewing the Knesset. The BLMJ is a museum of antiquities and history, and is the only museum in the word which presents the history of the ethnic groups mentioned in the Bible from a Biblical point of view. The Babylonians, the Persians, and the Egyptians, are represented by their culture and art which have preserved for thousands of years underground. In our main exhibitions you can marvel thousands of artifacts which tell the story of thousands of years of history, from the dawn of mankind to the genesis of Christianity. Our museum collection is one of the richest collections of Archeology in the world. The BLMJ founder, Dr. Elli Borowski, had a vision of establishing a place which would be a learning center where people from all faiths will meet to learn of the Biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. In order to make his dream come true, he had collected artifacts of the ancient Near East for fifty years. He fulfilled his dream and launched the BLMJ in 1992. Ever since, we strive to fulfill the goals and aims of this institution: The BLMJ is a universal center of culture and education, and offers innovative educational programs for young learners, weekly lectures, courses, special programs, and exhibitions.

 

The BLMJ is open on Sun, Mon, Tue, 09:30-17:30 Wed 09:30-21:30 Fri, Sat, Holiday Eve 10:00-14:00

CLOSED ON HOLYDAYS

www.blmj.org 02-561106

Entrance fee: Adult 44 NIS. Children aged 5-18, students, soldiers, people with disabilities, new immigrant to. Israel, Israeli senior citizens – 22 NIS. Senior citizen of another country – 35 NIS

On Wednesdays after 16:00 and on Saturdays children get in for free!

If you are planning to the full museum tour and visit the BLMJ, the Israel Museum, and the Bloomfield Science Museum, will receive a substantial discount in each museum within a week from their visit in one of the museums. All the museum programs are interchangeable.

 

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Story time and Arts & Crafts with Dr. Shirley Ganz

The children literature writer and Assyriologist Dr. Shirley Ganz will launch her book “Young Gilgamesh and the journey to the inferno”. Ganz will read out chapters of her book in the Museum gallery. The thousands year old exhibits, written in the Akkadian language, from Assyria and Babylon, will be the perfect setting for this exciting book launch.

“Young Gilgamesh and the journey to the inferno” takes place in the land of Sumer, 5,000 years ago. Ganz’s book is based on the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Epos of the Sumerian civilization. After the book launch, children are invited to prepare a slit slab, on which they can draw and write in cuneiform.

The activity is for children aged 7-12 and will be about 90 minutes long.

Dates: July 5th, July 12, July 19th, July 26, at 18:00

BLMJ race app in real life

Come and play on BLMJ race with other people, and compete in real life!

BLMJ RACE app is full of riddles, missions, and interactive games that would enrich your museum experience. Through this app you can compete, and get a fresh look on the ancient museum items. Come compete with real players on real time and go on a quest to find lost luggage, solve riddles, and venture on crazy missions.

The activities on BLMJ race are about an hour long

Dates: August 2nd, August 9th, August 16th, August 23, at 18:00

Story Time Summer Edition

Story time is back for summer, and it’s new, cool and refreshing! Our magical story time will take place once every two weeks during the summer break. Parents and children are invited to enter into the secret world of the mythical characters of ancient folklores. The ancient kingdoms of the past come alive in the enchanting setting of the museum. In crossed legged sitting, with our backs up straight, we can fly off on the wings of imagination, carried off by the gracious story teller, Ms. Rivka Shabtai

Our Summer Story Time is designed for children aged 4 to 8

Each activity will be 75 minutes long

Every Wednesday on July and August at 16:45

In the backyard of David and Goliath

Join the young archeologist Kedem, and set off for an exciting adventure following the footsteps of David and Goliath in the valley of the Ella. Young Kedem will face challenging tasks, and exciting discoveries, in his path through the exhibition In the Land of David and Goliath. Come and be archeologists for a day and meet the figures of the Bible!

For the Finale’ of our trip with Kedem, we’ll visit young King David’s courtyard. Kids are invited to take part in the everyday lives of the residents of the Ella valley in the 10th century BCE. The kids will dig, cook, dress, write, and craft just as people used to do 3,000 years ago.

The activity is designed for kids aged 5 to 10 and is about two hours long.

The activity will take place in the 13-29 of August, not including weekends,

At 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00

For tickets please call us at: 02-56110066

Limited Spaces

Meet the curator of Jerusalem in Babylon

Friday 21.7.2017 at 12:00

Admission fee only

The BLMJ invites you to experience Jerusalem in Babylon through the eyes of the curator, Ms. Ori Meiri. Jerusalem in Babylon displays the Al Yahudu tablets, which document the lives of the Jewish exiles in Babylon, and give us a fascinating take on the destruction of Jerusalem. Curator Ori Meiri will guide us through the exhibition and reveal the secrets from behind the scenes.

For info and registration contact us

02-5611066 https://goo.gl/wpBBab

Lectures

Wednesdays at 19:30

Admission fee only

5.7.2017 Assyria in Jerusalem – Archeological evidences for the impact of the Assyrian empire in the 7th century BCE, a lecture by Dr. Yuval Gadot, Tel Aviv University (Hebrew)

12.7.2017 – Who was Elijah, an anti-paganism activist who fought against Ba’al worshiping, or a social activist? Dr. Itamar Kislev from the University of Haifa will map out the life and ideologies of Elijah (Hebrew)

19.7.2017 The Story Behind the Stela: Ba’al worshiping in the Land of Israel, as addressed to in the stela of Eshba’al Ben Bada that was unearthed in Khirbet Qeiyafa, A lecture by Prof. Yigal Levin, from Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

26.7.2017 The Temple Mount and the Jewish People in the Roman Byzantine Period , a lecture by Dr. Eyal Meiron, Bar-Ilan University. (Hebrew)

Lost in the Museum

Saturday afternoons

25 NIS for children under the age of 5 for entrance + kit activity

47 NIS for children aged 5-18 entrance + kit activity

69 NIS adults entrance + kit activity

Come and discover the treasures of the lost world; warlocks and royals welcome you to a journey in search of the lost belongings. A special kit will lead your quest in search of jewels, musical instruments and weapons that were lost in a palace. This quest will send you off to decode ancient spells, papyruses, and will teach you how to avoid falling into a demon trap.

The activity is designed for kids 6 to 12

Limited spaces

Tickets available here 02-5611066

Jerusalem in Babylon

Jerusalem in Babylon” tells the story of the Judean exiles in Babylon in the first generations after the destruction of the First Temple. After losing their spiritual center and their home, thousands of Judeans and Jerusalemites were uprooted and began their journey as exiles to Babylon. The exiles were settled in different locations, the main one being Al-Yahudu, Akkadian for: The City of Juda. Al Yahudu was the Babylonian name of Jerusalem. The core material of the exhibition are the Al-Yahudu tablets, which reveal the names of dozens of Judean exiles and their offspring, and bear a stunning testimony of their lives in Babylonia over a period of some one hundred years. The Babylonian exile is a landmark in the identity of the Jewish people, who managed to survive against all odds, and never lost their hope to return to Zion.

Curators: Ori Meiri and Yehuda Kaplan

Gods, heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.

The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women, and children, all become alive between the museum walls.

Curator: Dr. Sylvia Rosenberg

In The Land of David and Goliath

Come and discover the newly unearthed artifacts of the mysterious city of the two gates which existed 3,000 years ago in the Valley of Ella. These amazing items, that sent the archeology world into a frenzy, raise many fascinating questions for historians and archeologists to puzzle over: Who were the residents of this two-gated city? Were they Canaanites, Philistines, or perhaps the subjects of King David himself? Is this city the city of Sha’arayim, which is depicted in the story of the battle of David and Goliath?

Museum Tours

Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Wednesdays extra tours: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturdays: Hebrew 11:30

New! In the 15th of each month – Guided tours in French ( at July at 12.7 )

Our explanatory movie – no additional fee

For special tours such as private tours, tours in other languages, and group tours, please contact us.

 

Main exhibitions

The main exhibitions of the Bible Lands Museum present our rare collection of antiquities, which tell the story of the different ethnic groups that are mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians, and the ancient Egyptians. Thousands of artifacts including statues, jewelry, mosaic, and earthenware are displayed in twenty one galleries and give an unusual peek to the everyday life and the spiritual world of the near-east civilizations until the period of the Talmud. Voice guide in Hebrew and English.

Classic pearls – art and design that reveals the influences of ancient Greek art on the Italian art in the Classic Period

Roman Frescos – a rare collection of Roman frescoes from the Villas of Pompeii. Visitors are required to RSVP.

Dionysus – the magic of wine – Come meet the god of wine, and his bubbly entourage. Come and meet some Maenads, Satires, it’s a whole lotta fun.

 

About Us

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is located in the Museum BLVD in Givat Ram, and is viewing the Knesset. The BLMJ is a museum of antiquities and history, and is the only museum in the word which presents the history of the ethnic groups mentioned in the Bible from a Biblical point of view. The Babylonians, the Persians, and the Egyptians, are represented by their culture and art which have preserved for thousands of years underground. In our main exhibitions you can marvel thousands of artifacts which tell the story of thousands of years of history, from the dawn of mankind to the genesis of Christianity. Our museum collection is one of the richest collections of Archeology in the world. The BLMJ founder, Dr. Elli Borowski, had a vision of establishing a place which would be a learning center where people from all faiths will meet to learn of the Biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. In order to make his dream come true, he had collected artifacts of the ancient Near East for fifty years. He fulfilled his dream and launched the BLMJ in 1992. Ever since, we strive to fulfill the goals and aims of this institution: The BLMJ is a universal center of culture and education, and offers innovative educational programs for young learners, weekly lectures, courses, special programs, and exhibitions.

Stephan Wise St. 21

The BLMJ is open on Sun, Mon, Tue, 09:30-17:30 Wed 09:30-21:30 Fri, Sat, Holiday Eve 10:00-14:00

CLOSED ON HOLYDAYS

www.blmj.org 02-561106

Entrance fee:

Adult 44 NIS

Children aged 5-18, students, soldiers, people with disabilities, new immigrant to Israel, Israeli senior citizens – 22 NIS

Senior citizen of another country – 35 NIS

On Wednesdays after 16:00 and on Saturdays children get in for free!

Due to the generosity of the BLMJ friend association

Drivers who park in the shared parking lot with the Israel Museum will be required to present their Museum tickets as they leave the parking lot.

If you are planning to the full museum tour and visit the BLMJ, the Israel Museum, and the Bloomfield Science Museum, will receive a substantial discount in each museum within a week from their visit in one of the museums. All the museum programs are interchangeable.

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Festive Passover at the BLMJ

Wed – Sun| April 12-16 | 10:00-17:00 

The whole family is invited, 12–16 April, to celebrate a very festive Passover. Come and visit the BLMJ and discover secret pyramids, juggle with a bewildered Egyptian magician, decode hieroglyphics, enjoy our Ancient Egyptian one-man theatrical shows, learn how papyrus was produced and more…

In the “Exodus Tent” there are amazing arts and crafts projects for only 20 NIS!

A week before Passover, when the kids are already on holiday from school, between 2–6 April, you and your family are invited to the BLMJ to take a special “Pharaoh’s Dreams” tour; with challenging missions, decoding ancient texts and  mathematical puzzles, plus a chance to return of the glamour of  Purim with hip Egyptian costumes. The tour concludes with an arts and crafts workshop for children, in which they make their own unique signet rings.

In addition, the BLMJ had launched a new game app. The app includes riddles, missions, and interactive games, which leads you from gallery to gallery during your visit (Hebrew only).

For more information visit our website: http://www.blmj.org/en/template/default.aspx?PageId=250

April Gallery Talk

See the new exhibitions through the eyes of the curators and hear their personal perspective in a special behind the scenes tour.

Gallery Talk- Exodus: Remembrance and Identity

Wednesday| April 5,2017| 19:30 | Galya Polak, Senior BLMJ Guide | Hebrew

Gallery Talk- Jerusalem in Babylon (30 min.)

Friday | April,7,2017 | 12:00 | Meiri Ori, Curator | Hebrew

Gallery Talk- Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

Friday | April,21,2017 | 12:00 | Hebrew

Limited number of places available! For further information: kupa@blmj.org  , 02-5611066

Lectures
Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

5/4/17  Gallery Talk – Exodus: Remembrance and Identity, Galya Polak, Senior BLMJ Guide, Hebrew

12/4/17 – Passover Holiday – no lecture

19/4/17 –  Did David Betray his People? A Fresh Look at an Old Text (Samuel I, chapters 27-29), Prof Yael Shemesh, Bar Ilan Univ., (Hebrew)

26/4/17 –  All thes All these, being men of war, that could order the battle array”(Chronicles Chapter 12 Hebrew Soldiers Throughout The Ages

in cooperation with the Old Yishuv Court Museum, Hebrew

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00 

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Exhibition – Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.
The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.
Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.

  

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations:  events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org
  • Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

General Information 

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

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Great History In Small Pieces

Friday| March 3| 12:00

Maccabean Revolt- A Story told in two voices with Neil bar and Dar Sa’ar. The program begins with a special guided tour of the “Hellenistic World” gallery and of the new exhibition Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece.

“Great History in small pieces” is a group of history students who decided to take history and make it accessible and interesting for all.

Program in Hebrew. Places limited, advance reservation required

Order Tickets here – https://goo.gl/WYxqkX

Purim at the BLMJ – Free Entrance for Children

Sun – Mon| March 12-13 | 10:00-14:00

The BLMJ is excited to invite you to go on a journey with the characters of the Megillah, to decode secretive scrolls from the Megillah and to visit Ahasuerus’ palace. Esther, Mordecai, Ahasuerus, Vashti, and all the well-known characters of the Megillah find themselves in the midst of the BLMJ, and begin their wonderful mystery tour in the museum. In their journey they shall investigate the mysteries of the Persian Empire, leading the visitors to try and solve the riddles and discover the secrets of the Empire.

Theatrical Purim themed tours for children: Sun-Mon (12.3-13.3) at 10:30 and at 12:00. The activity is a 90 minute activity for children aged 5+. After the theatrical tour the children are welcome to enjoy activities and riddles – free of charge. RSVP

Special Friday New! Kabalat Shabbat

Friday | 24.3.17 | At 12:00 

A special program combining Museum displays, traditional Jewish melodies and the weekly Torah portion.
We will host the Nigun Yerushalmi Ensemble with Shlomo Ilan Keinan, composer, guitarist and Eastern stringed instrumentalist who will lead the program including discussion of the weekly Torah portion, followed by a musical performance with audience participation. Guest: Yagel Harush, Kamancheh and Ney musician, writer and musical arranger

With fee, free for Museum member.

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World returns for a new season!

Twice a month, on Wednesdays, Starting on November 9th at 17:00 

King Midas, Pandora, Atlanta the Brave and Jonah, Godess Inanna and many other figures from folklore and ancient myths will send your kids off on a quest full of imagination and inquisitiveness! The ancient kingdoms of the Persian Empire, Ancient Greece, Canaan, and Ancient Egypt will be brought to life by the wonderful, and truly gifted, story teller Rivka Shabtai. Your child’s visit to the BLMJ also includes a tour, a creative workshop. Every participant will receive a copy of the myth or tale that our wonderful story teller narrates that week.

Ideal for children ages 4-8. The program will be in Hebrew. Price: The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS and adults at 22 NIS. Full program ticket 220 NIS. A child with a subscription to the Museum entrance for free!

You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-5611066, Please RSVP.

Lectures
Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

1.3.17On the Margins of an Ossuary: Miriam Daughter of Yeshua son of Caiaphas and Priestly Families of the Second Temple Period, Prof. Boaz Zissu; Bar Ilan Univ., (Hebrew)

8.3.17 The Importance of the Elah Valley as a Passageway   in Ancient Times; Dr. Eyal Davidson, Herzog College, (Hebrew)

15.3.17David and Bathsheba: Who is Guilty?, Prof. Hananel Mack, Bar Ilan Univ., (Hebrew)

22.3.17Anthropocene in the Bible –Humans in the Past as Designers of Israel’s Landscape –, Dr. Oren Ackerman, Bar-Ilan Univ. (Hebrew)

29.3.17Here and Therein the Land of Israel in the Tenth Century BCE, Prof. Amihai Mazar, Hebrew Univ., (Hebrew)

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00 

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Exhibition – Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.
The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.
Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations:  events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop   

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

General Information 

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] BLM – Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – February 2017 [PRESS]

New Exhibition: Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.
The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.
Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.

Special Friday Gallery Talk
February 10 | at 11:00 | Hebrew | Free with Museum admission
Encounters in the “In the Valley of David and Goliath” Exhibition. Special guided tours with the Museum’s curator.

February 17 | at 12:00 | Hebrew | Free with Museum admission

Encounters in the “Gods Heroes and Mortals in ancient Greece” Exhibition. Special guided tours with the Museum’s curator.

Special Friday New! Kabalat Shabbat

Friday | 24.2.17 | At 12:00 

A special program combining Museum displays, traditional Jewish melodies and the weekly Torah portion.
We will host the Nigun Yerushalmi Ensemble with Shlomo Ilan Keinan, composer, guitarist and Eastern stringed instrumentalist who will lead the program including discussion of the weekly Torah portion, followed by a musical performance with audience participation. Guest: Yagel Harush, Kamancheh and Ney musician, writer and musical arranger

With fee, free for Museum member.

Credit:  Hay Afik.

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World returns for a new season!

Twice a month, on Wednesdays, Starting on November 9th at 17:00 

King Midas, Pandora, Atlanta the Brave and Jonah, Godess Inanna and many other figures from folklore and ancient myths will send your kids off on a quest full of imagination and inquisitiveness! The ancient kingdoms of the Persian Empire, Ancient Greece, Canaan, and Ancient Egypt will be brought to life by the wonderful, and truly gifted, story teller Rivka Shabtai. Your child’s visit to the BLMJ also includes a tour, a creative workshop. Every participant will receive a copy of the myth or tale that our wonderful story teller narrates that week.

Ideal for children ages 4-8. The program will be in Hebrew. Price: The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS and adults at 22 NIS. Full program ticket 220 NIS. A child with a subscription to the Museum entrance for free!

You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-5611066, Please RSVP.

Lectures
Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

1.2.17 – Between Judaea and Jews: Did the Second Temple Maintain its Centrality until its Destruction? Prof. Daniel Schwartz, Hebrew Univ., Hebrew

8.2.17 – 14th Annual Dr. Elie Borowski Memorial Lecture “Unique and Special – Artifacts from the Classical Collection of Dr. Elie Borski”, Dr. Silvia Rozenberg (Hebrew).

15.2.17 –  From the Temple to the Synagogue: Formation, Content and Inspiration Dr. Reuven Gafni, Kinneret College (Hebrew)

22.2.17 – Family Tales: From the Bible to the Modern Age, in cooperation with the Old Yishuv Court  Museum:

Joseph and his Brothers—a Coat of Many Colors,Dr. Lea Mazor; Hebrew Univ., (Hebrew).

Joseph and His Brothers According to the Me’am Lo’ez by Rabbi Ya’akov Khuli (Kushta-Istanbul, 1730), Prof. Alisa Meyuhas Ginio, Tel Aviv Univ., (Hebrew)

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00 

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations:  events@blmj.org

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop   

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS:  Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                    Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

General Information 

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21  Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees.  Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

Izvor

BLM PRESS

[IL] Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – January 2017 [PRESS]

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem – January 2017

New Exhibition: Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece

Open’s at January 26

The exhibition will include a display of ceramic artifacts which are decorated with scenes from Greek Mythology. The scenes depicted on the artifacts open a window to Greek Mythology, to its heroes and Gods, and to everyday life in Ancient Greece.
The exhibition takes us back to Ancient Greece with its rich culture, infused with Eros, entertainment, sports, education, and even war; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Hermes, Nike, Hercules, Achilles; Gods, warriors, Heroines, athletes, brides, wed women and children, all become alive between the Museum walls.
Curator: Dr. Silvia Rozenberg.

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Fotografija: Vladimir Naikhin. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

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Fotografija: Vladimir Naikhin. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

 

Exhibition – In the Valley of David and Goliath

Have we found evidence of King David’s footprints in the Elah Valley?

In the Elah Valley, between Azekah and Sokho – the setting of the famous biblical battle between David and Goliath – laid the ruins of mysterious ancient city on a hilltop known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. Who lived in this anonymous city during the time of King David? Could we have found the biblical Sha’araim – literally the city of two gates, mentioned in the Bible in the description of the battle between David and Goliath?

You will see the original finds from the city’s ruins, its structures, gates, dwellings and many other remarkable artifacts.  Join us for an archeological adventure, where the fascinating finds will be on display for the first time.

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Fotografija: Oded Antman. Ustupio: BLM PRESS.

Daily Guided Tours – New and main Exhibition:
Sun-Fri: English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tours on Wednesdays: English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00.

Saturdays (Hebrew only): 11:30am

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for children!

Introductory film to the museum – screened daily.

 

Special Friday Gallery Talk with a Curator
January 13 |at 11:00 | Free with Museum admission
Encounters in the “In the Valley of David and Goliath” Exhibition. Special guided tours with the Museum’s curator.

Special Friday New! Kabalat Shabbat

Friday | 27.1.17 | At 12:00

A special program combining Museum displays, traditional Jewish melodies and the weekly Torah portion.
We will host the Nigun Yerushalmi Ensemble with Shlomo Ilan Keinan, composer, guitarist and Eastern stringed instrumentalist who will lead the program including discussion of the weekly Torah portion, followed by a musical performance with audience participation. Guest: Yagel Harush, Kamancheh and Ney musician, writer and musical arranger

With fee, free for Museum member.

 

Rendez-vous d’Actualité au Pays de La Bible

New! Cultural and current affairs events for French speakers!

Wednesday | January 11 | at 19:00

Guided tours and a lecture by journalist Richard Dremon, an expert in the Geo-politics of the Middle East.
Guided tour in the exhibition In the Valley of David and Goliath
The Davids and the Goliaths of the Middle East – Then and Now.

Free with Museum admission.

 

Storytime – Mythologies of the Ancient World returns for a new season!

Twice a month, on Wednesdays, Starting on November 9th at 17:00

King Midas, Pandora, Atlanta the Brave and Jonah, Godess Inanna and many other figures from folklore and ancient myths will send your kids off on a quest full of imagination and inquisitiveness! Join us for a magical story time that will take place twice a month starting November 9th, until the end of March. Story time will take place in the galleries of the Museum. The ancient kingdoms of the Persian Empire, Ancient Greece, Canaan, and Ancient Egypt will be brought to life by the wonderful, and truly gifted, story teller Rivka Shabtai. Your child’s visit to the BLMJ also includes a tour, a creative workshop. Every participant will receive a copy of the myth or tale that our wonderful story teller narrates that week.

Ideal for children ages 4-8. The program will be in Hebrew. Price: The cost per meeting is 22 NIS per child, three kids at a special price of 55 NIS and adults at 22 NIS. Full program ticket 220 NIS. A child with a subscription to the Museum entrance for free!

You can purchase tickets via phone: 02-5611066, Please RSVP.

Lectures
Wednesdays | 19:30 | Free with Museum admission

4/1/17- The Six Chamber Gate and Shrine Gate at Lachish, Sa’ar Ganor, Israel Antiquities Authority, Hebrew

11/1/17- “In Those Days There Was No King in Israel,” Really? Prof. Israel Rozenson, Shaanan College, Hebrew

18/1/17- New Revelations and Discoveries from Tel Gezer, Dr. Tsvika Tsuk, Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Hebrew

25/1/17- New Exhibition Opening

Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece Details to follow

 

Lost at the Museum – Self Guided Activity for the Whole Family

Every Saturday | 10:00-14:00

A fascinating family activity in search of treasures of the ancient world.

Royalty and wizardry invites you on a spectacular journey in search of lost heirlooms! Using an Adventure Book and a special map, we will look for shiny jewelry and hunting tools that have disappeared in the Museum and discover ancient spells and mysterious papyrus writings.

At the Magic Hut we will help the wizard find his magical artefacts! Special seals which he made into talismans, demon traps for protection, ancient incantations and papyrus scrolls hidden away in the museum and reveled through encrypted writings and secret missions. Join the journey of the wizard in search of his lost artefacts!

Tickets: Museum admission is free for kids! Price for activity: 25 NIS.

 

Celebrate your next event with us!

Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Conferences, Corporate Events and Receptions

Hold your next event at the Museum and enjoy a unique atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience including private tours of the Museum and excellent catering. Exclusive use of the Museum, auditorium, reception halls and the Biblical Garden can all be made available just for you.

For further information and reservations: events@blmj.org

 

The best museum shop in Jerusalem

Unique and original gifts by leading Israeli designers

Gifts for the holidays * Jewelry * Judaica * Games * Unique replicas of museum exhibits * Catalogues and book * Gifts for homes and offices

Contact us: shop@blmj.org | www.blmj.org/catalog/ | www.facebook.com/BLMJ.Shop

Permanent Exhibition

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem houses one of the most important collections of ancient Near Eastern artifacts, from the dawn of civilization to the period of the Talmud. The exhibits shed a light on the world of the peoples of the Bible.

Classic gems

Classic works of art which illustrate the influence of Hellenistic culture on Italian art, during the classic period.

Roman Fresco Room

A collection which is the only one of its kind in Israel, displaying classic Roman Frescos originating from the villas of the suburbs of Pompei, Italy. Viewing by request only.

DIONYSUS: Wine & Divine

A brief encounter with the god of wine, intoxication and ecstasy, and his frenzied entourage in this display of enchanting artifacts, many of which are being exhibited for the first time.

Price: 22-44 NIS. Tel: 02-5611066. Address: 21 Stephen Wise, Museum Row, Jerusalem.

  • Daily guided tours of the Permanent Exhibition, free with admission:

Sunday – Friday                                        English 10:30, Hebrew 11:00

Additional tour on Wednesdays           English 17:30, Hebrew 18:00

Saturday                                                   Hebrew 11:30

  • Audio guides of the Permanent Exhibition in Hebrew and English, for self-tours of the Museum
  • Reserve tours in additional languages and for groups in advance: contact@blmj.org

 

General Information

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (BLMJ), located on Museum Row in the heart of the modern cultural center of Jerusalem, is a museum of archeology and history. The museum is considered to be the only one in the world designed according to a biblical perspective, displaying the history of lands and nations mentioned in the Bible, such as the Babylonians, the Persians and the Egyptians. The permanent collection houses thousands of artefacts which reveal thousands of years of history, from the dawn of civilization to the Early Christian Era, making up one of the most important and fascinating collections in the field. Founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batya, the Bible Lands Museum’s extensive collection of ancient art and archaeology helps visitors gain a more intimate understanding of biblical history and the heritage of the Bible. BLMJ has earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. It leads innovative tours for school children, presents weekly lectures, and offers a variety of courses for adults. The Museum is a vibrant cultural institution offering creative programs for families, changing exhibitions and a rich array of activities throughout the year.

21 Stefan Wise St., Museum Row

  • Admission fees – Adults: 44 NIS. Child (5-18)/Student/Soldier/Disabled/New Oleh/Senior Citizen: 22 NIS. Senior Citizen (non-Israeli): 35 NIS.

Wednesdays from 4 PM and Saturdays – free admission for kids! Curtesy of the Friends of the Museum.

  • Please note: Parking arrangements have been changed in the shared parking lot of the BLMJ and the Israel Museum – only visitors to the museums will be allowed to park and will be asked to present museum entrance tickets upon leaving the parking lot.
  • Enjoy special discounts on museum entrance fees. Bring your paid ticket receipt from the BLMJ to the Israel Museum or the Bloomfield Science Museum, to receive discounts on entrance within the same week.

All Museum programs are subject to change.

 

Izvor

BLM PRESS