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For the first time ever in Israel, more than 200 of the rarest and most important Biblical manuscripts and texts will be displayed in Israel in an historic exhibition, titled "The Book of Books", at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.
On display will be original fragments from the Septuagint, the earliest New Testament Scriptures, exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare texts from the Cairo Geniza and original pages from the Gutenberg Bible. This exhibition is from the collection owned by Steven Green, a devout Baptist and the President of US craft store chain, Hobby Lobby. The exhibition traces the history of the Jewish Bible, the Jewish roots of Christianity and the dissemination of monotheistic faith. In a speech he made at the exhibition's opening at the Bible Lands Museum last week, Mr. Green explained that the display is intended to unite Christians and Jews.
The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, in cooperation with Verbum Domini, is proud to host this exhibition which will be in Israel before heading to the Vatican and afterwards to Washington D.C, where it will be permanently displayed in a museum which is being built next to the Smithsonian primarily for the purpose of hosting these rare texts and manuscripts.
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For the first time ever, Herod the Great has become the subject of an extraordinary exhibition at the Israel Museum entitled "The Kings Final Journey". The exhibit, which opened to great fanfare yesterday, includes over 250 artifacts collected from the archaeological remains of several buildings and palaces constructed by Herod the Great including pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The display features reconstructions and artifacts from Herod’s edifices at Herodium and Jericho. Starting with his funeral procession of Herod, which began at this third palace in Jericho, the visitor first arrives in Herod's reconstructed throne room completed with restored frescos. As the visitor walks from room to room within the exhibit he is taken through many of Herod's major building feats including Caesarea and
In the south of Bethlehem, on the road to Hebron lie three legendary pools surrounded by a forest of pine trees. These pools were a part of an ancient waterway supplying water to Jerusalem. They are attributed to the prosperous and wise King Solomon (950 BC) and may have been mentioned in the Book of Ecclesiastes 2.6, where Solomon says "I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees".
A little known, off the beaten path, museum focusing on the historic Christian presence in the Holy Land brings a new dimension and rich diversity to the Jerusalem cultural scene. The Wujoud museum, situated within the walls of the Old City, in the Christian Quarter has slowly been making its presence known in this multi-cultural city and cradle of faith. With so many cultural offerings in Jerusalem, there has yet to be a place specifically focused on the Christian presence in the Old City, which is what the new Wujoud museum offers.
Wujoud, which means existence, is set within a 650 year old building owned by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, situated in the heart of the Christian Quarter. Built during the Marmeluke period, the building was recently renovated and includes lovely verandas and view points, including a setting overlooking one of the Old City's ancient dry pools, Hezekiah's pool. After two years of rehabilitation the center opened in May 2010 and has welcomed groups from all denominations.
The Righteous Among the Nations Maintaining the trees planted in their honor
In 1953 the Knesset (Israeli parliament) passed the Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance (Yad Vashem) Law, which gives particular emphasis «to commemorate the high-minded Gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews». Special legislation recognizes these courageous heroes as Righteous Among the Nations. Yad Vashem has the honor and privilege of being the only body in the world, which gives official recognition to those who saved Jewish lives. To date, the committee has awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations close to 22,000 people from over 30 countries.
The term "Righteous Among the Nations," which is first mentioned in rabbinical literature, has acquired various meanings over the ages, including that of a non-Jew who acted according to the norms of ethical behavior and treated Jews with consideration. The personal stories of the Righteous