Search
 

 More From Region

 

Cities:

Shrine of the Book

The Shrine of the Book, located in the Israel Museum, houses the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls

On this Page:

Shrine260.jpg
The model of Second Temple-era Jerusalem, recently relocated to a spectacular new home next to the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum – itself recently refurbished – has made these two sites companion pieces illuminating the time of Jesus.

Home of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered at Qumran, the Shrine of the Book is considered a landmark of twentieth-century museum architecture. Thus, it seemed natural to reinstall the Second Temple model – depicting Jerusalem at the height of its architectural glory – next to the Shrine at the Israel Museum. A corridor links the two sites, emphasizing that together they have much to teach visitors about the period that witnessed both the building and destruction of the Second Temple, and the ministry of Jesus.

The 1:50 model’s new setting gives visitors excellent new perspectives that grant a true idea of the city’s ancient grandeur. A short film, screened in the new 80-seat Dorot Center auditorium, follows an acolyte at Qumran and a young priest in Jerusalem. Like the shrine and the model, it is a valuable tool in helping Christians ponder the ministry of Jesus against the backdrop of this tumultuous period.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
System of underground tunnels constituting a continuous chain of history from the times...
Monastery of the Order of the Sisters of Zion on Via Dolorosa in the Old City. Part of ...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
The House of Representatives of the State of Israel, comprising a plenary, conference r...
 

 Accommodations

 
The Prima Royale is an exclusive hotel designed specifically to serve business traveler...
Hotel in the eastern part of the city on Salah e-Din Street. There are 54 rooms availab...
Harmony Hotel is a boutiqe hotel with 50 rooms facing the roofs and the uniqe alles of ...
Since 1964 Commodore Hotel is located on the road going up to Mt. of Olives in a perfec...
Culture