Israel Bible Museum
The Bible Lands Museum takes visitors on a journey through the Ancient Near East to explore the people and civilizations who populated the Bible. The late Dr. Elie Borowski and his wife Batyah founded the BLMJ in 1992 and their priceless collection of ancient artifacts forms the bulk of the museum’s permanent collection.
This website includes a small selection of the Museum’s artifacts. Check back often as the museum is constantly uploading new digital archives, to engage a wider audience to learn more about the daily life of people who lived during the Biblical times.
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem brings visitors on a journey through the fascinating world of the ancient lands of the Bible, tracing history from the dawn of civilization through the roots of monotheism and early Christianity. The collection draws from the vast geographic area reaching from Afghanistan in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, from the Caucasian mountains in the north to Nubia (today’s Sudan) in the south. Explore how civilizations like the Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Hittites, and Phoenicians, lived in the Fertile Crescent, the cradle of civilization, and the importance of Israel and Canaan at the crossroads of history.
This website will provide a brief introduction to the galleries of the BLMJ’s main exhibition. However, we look forward to welcoming you in person to visit the BLMJ, to wander through the exhibitions at a leisurely pace and explore these topics in depth. For details about visiting hours, click here. For further information about the galleries, click here.