Some artifacts are kept in some of the museums across the globe. One of these renowned museums is the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem. Listed here are 15 astonishing Bible artifacts kept here for decades.
1. Yahweh Ṣebaot Inscription.
The limestone inscription came from a burial cave in Judah c. 800–750 B.C.E. The inscription that was written in Paleo-Hebrew script reads, “Cursed be Hagaf son of Hagab by Yahweh Ṣebaot.”
2. The Larsa Tablet.
This Akkadian tablet has over 630 lines that register the rites performed in Larsa’s temples from the 15th until the 24th day of the month of Shabaṭu. It is reported to have come during the second year of King Rim-Sîn’s reign, c. 1821 B.C.E.
3. The Quadrilingual Darius I Jar.
The museum also has a Persian calcite jar with four inscriptions that praise Darius in four different languages- Persian, Elamite, Akkadian, and Egyptian Hieroglyphics.
4. The Lion and Calf Bowl.
On this unique serpentinite bowl from southern Mesopotamia c. 3300–2900 B.C.E., lions and calves are depicted to be lying down peacefully one after the other.
5. Relief of Ark-like Image.
A Basalt Relief from Arslan Tash (Northern Syria, ancient Hadatu) from c. 800–750 B.C.E. depicting two men taken to be priests are carrying a rectangular box on poles.