Special Exhibits

In the Valley of David and Goliath, Bible Lands Museum

Walk in a reconstruction of an ancient city, excavated on a hilltop over the Valley of Elah, traditionally the site of the showdown between David and Goliath.

Located on Floor B1

45 minute duration


Christmas Illuminated: Prestigious Manuscripts from around the Fifteenth Century in the Bavarian State Library Collection

Explore the Christmas story as presented in rare and precious illuminated manuscripts.

Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound

Amy Van Dyke, Curator

Learn how John Newton’s famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” which resonates in the hearts and on the lips of so many, reached depths far beyond any that Newton would have imagined.

The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art

Corinna Ricasoli, Curator

Explore themes from the book of Ecclesiastes through early modern art.

The Art of the Gospels by Makoto Fujimura

A contemporary art exhibition highlighting the work of Makoto Fujimura, as he revisits the legacy of illumination and explores the Bible as a source of creative inspiration.

Amsterdam: A City of Books, Jewish Historical Museum

Discover beautiful and important books from two significant Jewish libraries, both located in Amsterdam, a city that was once the global center of Jewish book production.

The Stations of the Cross

Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrays fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’s life.