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More than 330 archaeological finds from Israel make the experience authentic. The cooperation with the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jerusalem, which is unique in Europe, makes it possible to present the excavation finds from the time of Jesus directly at the Museumsufer in Frankfurt am Main. In addition, you will discover selected book art from more than 500 years.

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    Luther Bible “last hand” from 1545

    In the Bibelhaus you can experience a special treasure of book history: an original Luther Bible from 1545. The third edition of the Bible “auff news zugerichtet” is the last to accompany Luther in its creation. Martin Luther dies on 16 February 1546.

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    The printing press

    The replica of a Gutenberg press conveys the media revolution of the 15th and 16th centuries. Visitors to the Bibelhaus can print their own psalm in guided tours.

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    Calendar inscription from Priene

    A calendar inscription from the year 9 B.C. names motifs familiar to Christians, especially from the New Testament. It is originally the language of the Roman imperial cult.

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    Habakkuk commentary

    A commentary on the biblical Book of Habakkuk is one of the exciting finds in the first Qumran cave on the Dead Sea.

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    Ossuar from Jerusalem

    Many people were buried in ossuaries in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus. Researchers recognise in this form of burial the hope of the resurrection of the dead.

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    The powerful rulers of Israel like David and Solomon were anointed king by the great prophet of their time. Anointing oil was precious and reserved for only a few. It was kept in small anointing oil bottles for use.

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    Isaiah Scroll

    An almost complete scroll of the prophetic book Isaiah is one of the spectacular cave finds at the Dead Sea. The original was made in 125 BC.

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    Court of broken pieces

    Ancient notes are found on shards of clay, so-called ostraka. The Bible House displays copies of the twelve name ostraka, which can otherwise only be seen in the Masada Museum on the Dead Sea. A note from the fortress of Masada records the Aramaic name Ben Ja’ir and tells a gruesome story of war and ruin around 73 AD.

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    Papyrus balls

    In the desert sands of Egypt, ancient biblical manuscripts are particularly well preserved. Coptic characters can be seen on an original papyrus ball from Egypt.

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    Roman key

    The oldest keys found in Israel date from the 1st century AD. The Bibelhaus Erlebnis Museum shows an iron key from a Roman bath.

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    Travel bottle

    Bottles were already common utensils in ancient times. A bottle from the 1st century AD can be seen in the Bible House. The bottle was found on the Judean fortress of Masada.

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    Limestone tableware

    Limestone tableware is considered typical for the Herodian Temple period in Jerusalem, especially for the years between 20 BC and 70 AD.

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    Brick and stamp

    The fragment of a roof tile from a building of the Tenth Legion, the “Legio X Fretensis”, clearly shows the imprint of the characteristic legion stamp.

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    The Temple of Herod

    The Temple of Herod in Jerusalem was the national and religious
    sanctuary of Israel at the time of the New Testament. Under King Herod the Great, construction began on the Temple Mount around 20 BC.

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    The star. Sign of the King

    A coin from the priest-king Alexander Jannai from the year 80 shows a star as a symbol of power. The Gospel of Matthew relates this symbol to the Christ.

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    The Colosseum Sestertius

    Emperor Titus has the Colosseum Sestertius minted to mark the opening of the Colosseum in 80 or 81 AD. The coin shows the power and greatness of the Roman Empire. The Gospel of Luke proclaims a completely different message.

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