Scrolling through the ages

The Bible Lands Museum’s ‘Book of Books’ exhibition aims to bring in the crowds by displaying 2,000 years of the Bible.

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December 26, 2013 11:49
esther scroll

Illuminated Esther scroll. Ferrara, Italy, ca. 1615.. (photo credit: Courtesy Ardon Bar-Hama)

 
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It’s been a long time coming, but the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem is finally living up to its name. While the institution has been putting on highly impressive and aesthetic displays of all manner of artifact from biblical times, surprisingly it has taken over 20 years to put on an exhibition of… Bibles.

The “Book of Books” show, currently up and running at the museum, is based on the revered book that appears in the institution’s title and, notes museum director Amanda Weiss, forms part of the organization’s plan of action to bring in the crowds.

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