Title

Review of Max Kunze, Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem: Führer durch die Sammlungen

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

The lavishly illustrated museum guide represents a wonderful introduction to some of the treasures of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem. German-reading visitors and those who want to visit virtually will find a useful tool to orient themselves and understand specific exhibits and finds within the larger context of the biblical narrative. As stated in the introduction, the museum seeks to introduce the cultures of all the people groups mentioned in the Bible (p. 7). Following a brief biographical synopsis of the trajectory of Dr. Elie Borowski, the founder of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, deceased in 2003, and his wife Batya Borowski, whose business acumen made the museum a reality, and the description of the central introductory gallery that contains a synopsis of biblical history (pp. 11-15), the volume contains 20 chapters detailing the history of early human civilizations up to the Sassanian period and the origins of the Babylonian Talmud.

Journal Title

Bulletin for Biblical Research

Volume

25

Issue

3

First Page

375

Last Page

376

First Department

Old Testament