From the moment you pass through the gates of our walled city, you will be immersed in ancient Jerusalem. The structures and exhibits characterize the style, architecture, and settings that existed in the Holy Land 2,000 years ago. The Garden Tomb, the Great Temple and Plaza, the Jerusalem Model, and the Wilderness Tabernacle are all intricately detailed, both inside and out, to provide you with an understanding of their biblical significance.
Imagine entering an exact replica of the Garden Tomb where the body of the Lord Jesus Christ was buried. In reverence, you approach the tomb where He emerged victorious over death. Then, at the grand entrance to the Temple Plaza, walk under a massive archway, and behold the gleaming white stone plaza, surrounding you with its thirty Roman columns, each crowned with gold capitals. All this grandeur majestically frames the imposing Great Temple, the place held in highest reverence among the Jewish people. It is truly a breathtaking representation of the Temple, which stood on hallowed Mount Moriah in 1st century Jerusalem.
The history of the Bible comes alive through one-of-a-kind exhibits and unique experiences. Take a journey with us to see where Jesus ministered and performed miracles, when you visit our Jerusalem model, the world’s largest indoor replica of Jerusalem A.D. 66. Your visit to our Bible museum, The Scriptorium: Center for Biblical Antiquities, is a walk through the pages of history. The museum features one of the world’s largest privately-owned collections of Bibles and antiquities.
The walk-through experience of The Scriptorium transports visitors to historical and geographical areas of the world where the displayed biblical documents originated, and gives guests a dramatic understanding of the history of the Bible, as it parallels the history of civilization, and the impact it has had upon the world. Additionally, specially featured items are on display in our rotating exhibit room in the Scriptorium’s Ex Libris bookstore.
Jerusalem Model A.D. 66
Jerusalem! The very name stirs emotions and concepts of an eternal nature. No wonder it is often referred to as the “Eternal City”. Visit our model, the largest indoor replica in the world, and see where Jesus walked, ministered, healed, and performed other miracles. Marvel at the massive Temple where the sacrifices took place. Follow the steps that Jesus took from the Upper Room to Calvary and the empty tomb. Enjoy the historical presentation of this ancient city by one of our knowledgeable lecturers. Admire the hand-crafted, life-like figurines, and feel almost as if you are in the city itself.