Now you can see them in person!
Science and the Bible dramatically converge to reveal ancient Jerusalem’s most famous king-prophet pairing. In this interactive, multimedia exhibit visitors discover the illuminating history of how Jerusalem, under the leadership of King Hezekiah and Isaiah, escaped annihilation at the hands of the Assyrians in the eighth century B.C. These sensational artifacts grabbed international headlines when first discovered and now make their world premiere in the Grand Lobby of Armstrong Auditorium. Come see this remarkable exhibit and discover the inspiring, desperate—yet hope-filled—story of King Hezekiah and Isaiah!
Unearthed in Jerusalem’s royal palace, two tiny clay seals were found in the same strata of soil just meters apart. They bear the inscriptions “Belonging to Hezekiah, [son of] Ahaz, King of Judah” and “Belonging to Isaiah ...” (believed to be “the prophet”).
For the first time ever, these seals are on display. They are joined by more than 40 artifacts from the time of King Hezekiah, including royal Judean vessels, silver bullion and weapons used during the siege of Lachish. The exhibit includes replicas of the Assyrian wall reliefs of Lachish and the famous Annals of Sennacherib Prism (aka Taylor Prism). Visitors can also walk through a 10-foot-long exact replica of Hezekiah’s underground water tunnel in Jerusalem. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these artifacts in one location!
EXHIBIT OPENING HOURS
Sunday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Due to occasional temporary closings, please call before driving long distances. Tel: (405) 285-1010
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It is provided as an educational service in the public interest by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.
Group tours are available by appointment. Please call (405) 285-1010 to book your group. Tours are free.
Please note that photographing the artifacts is not permitted at the request of the Israel Antiquities Authority. However, a free brochure is available to visitors with professional photographs of the artifacts. Additionally, the artifact photos are published on the exhibit web site, WatchJerusalem.com\exhibit. See link below.
“Over the last 50 years, the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation has supported groundbreaking archeological digs in Jerusalem with the goal of bringing biblical history to life and connecting people to their roots, allowing the past to empower the future,”—Brad Macdonald, curator