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Light against darkness

The Shrine of the Book is made up of a white domelike construction, a building which is two thirds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Fascinating ancient handwritten copies of biblical texts

For tourists, pilgrims, students of history and cultures, this is an important place to visit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David Z
Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Shrine of the Book is made up of a white domelike construction, a building which is two thirds underground and a black basalt wall. The white dome shines in the light. Water is running down from it. I love this architectural complex for its...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For tourists, pilgrims, students of history and cultures, this is an important place to visit- located within the Israel museum which is itself world-class.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David Z
Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is such a brilliant place to feel the sense and importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their discovery and importance for Christians today. Give yourself as much time as possible.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan P
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is an incredible opportunity for people to actually view 2000 year old copies of the Old Testament found in the 40's in Qumran. We had also visited the Qumran site - which I also recommend to pair with this site. Seeing the actual manuscript...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Just seeing scrolls does not sound exciting, but after reading the descriptions leading up to the actual viewing, it was fantastic. I never heard this history before, and I consider myself a learned person. Definitely see this exhibit!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MaltaBound
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This small museum is included in the Israel Museum entrance. The exhibit begins with background on how the Dead Sea scrolls were found, came to be held by the museum, and initially studied. All fascinating stories in their own right. Next, there are artifacts and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

At the Israel museum complex, you can visit the Shrine of the Book. This modern, yet small building houses the remains of the Dead Sea Scrolls and what is known as the oldest Bible. It's a small building and you will likely not spend alot...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

As a licensed tour guide, I take people here regularly. This is the complex that houses the Dead Sea Scrolls that were found in the Judean Desert in the late 1940's. The building has to be temperature and humidity controlled to guarantee the safety of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The exhibit is well laid-out, showing you other archaeological finds and putting everything in context before bringing you to the room with the scrolls. The scrolls are laid out with most of it covered up so only a little is exposed to the (carefully lit)...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Kirsty C
Reviewed 7 May 2018

there is a lot to see at the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book is impressive on the outside as well as the inside - the story of how the scrolls were found, why the building is shaped the way it is (spoiler...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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