In the Valley of David and Goliath, Bible Lands Museum

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About the Exhibit

On a hilltop overlooking the Elah Valley, the setting of the famous battle in the Bible between David and Goliath, lie the ruins of a mysterious ancient city. This city, dating to around the time of King David, is known today as Khirbet Qeiyafa. The site is rich with challenging puzzles that continue to be debated. Perhaps the most riveting question remains: "Have we found a fortress of King David in the valley of Elah?"

Museum of the Bible welcomed visitors to explore new discoveries from this ancient fortress. Displayed for the first time outside of Israel, the exhibit presented the findings and scholarly perspectives from the Khirbet Qeiyafa archeological site.

Exhibition Details

November 18, 2017 - April 29, 2018

Past Exhibition

Located on Floor B1

Included with Admission

The trip to Washington is also worth the journey just to see In the Valley of David and Goliath, a special exhibit on display last year at the Bible Lands Museum in Israel.
Diana Muir Appelbaum, Mosaic

In Conjunction with Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem opened its doors to the public on May 11, 1992, and has since earned international acclaim as a universal center for cultural and educational programming. The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem is more than a museum; it’s an interactive time capsule for visitors of all ages and faiths, laymen and scholars alike. Visitors from Israel and from around the world enjoy touring through the galleries and discovering the wonders of the ancient cultures and their interrelationships.