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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.

The BLMJ specializes in meeting your group's needs. Choose from the suggested list of themed tours and cultural events to create your ultimate Bible Lands experience.

 

Special Themed Tours for Groups


 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.

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.

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.

Photography: Vladimir Naikhin



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”
Psalm 137
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.


 
Photogrphy: Oded Antman


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.


Photography: Moshe Chaine


Roman Fresco Room: A glimpse into glorious Pompeian wall painting | 
.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


Photography: Loan Lehmann 

 



Max 35 persons per group |  Duration: 45-75 minutes

For further details and a perfect tour package for your group, please contact us at:
02-5955330groups@blmj.org