Bible Lands Museum

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The Bible Lands Museum

in Hebrew “Museum Artzot Hamikra” dedicates its efforts to exhibit as much as possible about the cultures and history of the peoples that inhabited this area concentrating in the ancient world from the very beginnings to the early Christian era.

Among the most influential are the ancient Canaanites, Egyptians, Arameans, Philistines, Phoenicians and Persians among others. Here you will learn about their daily lives and rituals through a journey in time.

Bible Lands Museum Tour

The museum is located in Jerusalem by the famous Israel Musem. It is easy to get to and you might want to combine your visit

with other interesting institutes in the area such the Knesset, museum of science (great for kids) and Israel museum

Bible Lands Museum

History of this museum

The Museum, located in Givat Ram near the Israel Museum Jerusalem was founded in 1992 by Elie Borowski to house his personal collection. On a previous visit in 1981 he was encouraged to bring his collection to Israel and build a museum following his vision. Then City mayor Teddy Kolllek made it possible for him to do just that.

Quoting Dr Borowsky, a Near Eastern scholar who built this collection during a period of 40 years:

“Each of the objects has its time in history, its location in space, its meaning in religion and daily life, and last but not least, its beauty and artistry.”


Exhibits at the Bible Lands Museum

The main gallery displays hundreds of artifacts and ancient documents, all documented in the wall next to it. Others have next to it an elaborate article explaining it precedence such as the origin of the alphabet, Abrahams Journey from Ur to the Promised Land.

You may also see small models of ancient sites of Jerusalem and the neighboring countries, such as the Giza Pyramids in Egypt.


Exhibits on the Main Gallery

All displays are ordered chronologically. In the case of two civilizations that existed at the same time, they are displayed together side by side.

From hunter to urban dweller

The coming of civilizations

Symbolic communication

Literate voices, the story of writing

The pre-patriarchal world

The Sumerian temple

Old kingdom of Egypt

Genesis 14, the age of warfare

The age of the patriarchs

When Israel sojourned in Egypt

The sea peoples

The arrival of the Iranian horsemen

Stones of Aram

Israel among the nations

Assyria, the rod of my anger

The splendor of Persia

Hellenistic dominions

Rome and Judea

Roman and Coptic Egypt

Mesopotamia – home of the Babylonian Talmud

and more changing galleries exhibitions

Bible Lands Museum Tour

The Bible Lands Museum hosts a wonderful program of Saturday evening concerts, including wine and cheese, offering concerts with the country’s most talented musicians, many of them new immigrants.

The museum offers tours in English and Hebrew on a daily basis. For special groups and other languages, please contact them

Tzur Tours offer to visit at the bible land museum as part of our Israel private tour when touring Jerusalem

Address: Museum Row

Near the Israel Museum

25 Avraham Granot Street,


Phone: 02-5611066

Opening Hours:

Sun- Mon-Tue-Thu – 09:30 – 17:30

Wed – 09:30 – 21:30

Fri & Holiday Eves – 09:30 – 14:00

Saturday – 10:00 – 15:00

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Tzur Tours, a company with a family atmosphere, was founded by Eliyahu Tzur, based on his vast experience as a qualified tour guide. Our expertise is in Private tours and organized tours for small and medium-sized groups. Our aim is to connect you to this wonderful country, to maximize your experience, and this with good quality service and at competitive prices.

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Bible Lands Museum