Celebrating 70 years to Israel
At the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem
The Bible Lands Museum (BLMJ) uniquely presents the history of humankind through one of the most important collections of artifacts from the lands of the Bible, the ancient Near East.
Presenting exhibitions, guided tours and innovative programs, the BLMJ encourages the understanding and appreciation of the biblical period through ancient art and archeology.
New at the BLMJ
Out of the Blue | New Exhibition
The exhibition traces the power and significance of the color blue in the ancient world as a symbol of the Divine and of Majesty. In Judaism the biblical blue thread Ptil Tchelet was tied to the Tallit – the ritual garment which became the inspiration for the design of the flag of the state of Israel.
Opening Event: May 30th, 2018
Start Up Bible Nations |
Expect the unexpected: An innovative look at the highlights of the Museum’s collections where you will discover some of the earliest entrepreneurial initiatives paired with modern Israeli innovations that are game changers in the world today.
Tours available from: April 2018
We invite you on a journey through time connecting the past, present, and future; from the days of the patriarchs through the formation of the Jewish people, all the way to the declaration of Israel's independence and growth as the world’s start-up nation.
Special Themed Tours for Groups
Start-Up Bible Nations Tour |
In honor of Israel's 70th year of independence, join us on a tour that looks at the roots from which this young nation emerged… amongst the ancient Near Eastern cultures and the cradle of civilization. During the tour we take a peek at inventions that long ago became an integral part of our lives, and look at some of the young Israeli companies behind the most successful and surprising start-ups of today. We will also encounter the challenges that both modern inventors and people in the past faced. Together, we will gain an understanding of what makes this region’s inhabitants some of the greatest inventors in history.
Out of the Blue |
New Exhibition opening the end of May, 2018 | Follow the search for the sources of the color blue Tchelet and learn about its significance in Judaism and the cultures of the ancient Near East. Discover the mysterious murex snail from which the blue and purple dyes were extracted, and encounter the Phoenicians famous for their expertise in producing these colors. The tour begins with the archaeological and literary evidence for the production of blue and purple dyes and their significance as symbols of kingship and divinity; then traces the thread of Tchelet, from its biblical sources in the commandment to wearing the tzitzit (strings), and culminates with this rare and symbolic color becoming the inspiration source for the flag of the State of Israel.
HERITAGE TOUR: Journey in the footsteps of the Bible |
Discover Abraham’s journey to the Promised Land. Visit Egypt at the time of Jacob and his sons, and learn about the events and heroes of the Bible.
The tour brings to light the most significant and influential events in Biblical history.
- Special packages for Christian groups focusing on Jerusalem, the land of Israel and the lands of the Bible from the time of the Patriarchs to the Second Temple period.
Including optional Bible study session
- Special packages for Jewish groups focusing on Jerusalem and the land of Israel in relation to the greater region from the beginning of civilization to the 2nd Temple period.
Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece |
The dramatic world of ancient Greek mythology is revealed in this exhibition presenting rare and exquisite masterpeoces of ancient Greek pottery dating back 4,000 years.
Come and discover the ancient cultures of Greece through these elaborately painted ceramics.
Jerusalem in Babylon : New Light on the Judean Exiles |
"By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, and there we wept when we remembered Zion”
This special exhibition displays the first documents in the form of original evidence, of the families that were exiled to Babylon following the destruction of the First Temple. Through an extremely important collection of cuneiform tablets, known as the Al-Yahudu Tablets, the daily life of the Judean exiles comes to life. This powerful exhibition includes multi-media and video enhancements and is appropriate for all audiences.
Museum Highlight Tour |
Emphasizing the spiritual and cultural worlds of Canaan, Egypt, Babylon, and more; explores the interconnections between the rich cultures of the Ancient Near East through the finest artifacts on display in the BLMJ collection.
Roman Fresco Room: A glimpse into glorious Pompeian wall paintings |
An exquisite collection of Roman frescoes from the 1st century – on display by request only.
The Classical Tour |
A highlight tour of the masterpieces on display in three special exhibitions:
Gods, Heroes and Mortals in Ancient Greece | Dionysus : Wine & Divine | The Classical Court
Max 35 persons per group | Duration: 45-75 minutes
For further details and a perfect tour package for your group, please contact us at:
02-5955330 | firstname.lastname@example.org