Swords into Plowshares, The Isaiah Scroll and Its Message of Peace
Closes September 16
Studying Art in the Museum
for adults and children at beginning and advanced levels
Secrets and Ties
Wondrous Connections in the Israel Museum Collections
The galleries in the main building are currently closed to the public
due to the comprehensive program of renewal at the Israel Museum.
Signs of Life: Animating Ticho House
Until September 26
The Shrine of the Book
Model of Jerusalem in the Second Temple Period
Youth Wing
Campus Renewal Project

Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls

---Timeline of the Second Temple Period 

535 BCE

332 BCE

Return to Zion from Babylonian Exile

Alexander the Great conquers the land of Israel.
Beginning of the Hellenistic Period

167 BCE

Anti-Jewish edicts of Syrian-Greek King Antiochus IV Epiphanes

166-164 BCE

Maccabean (Hasmonean) Revolt and Rededication of the Purified Temple

152 BCE

Jonathan the Hasmonean is named High Priest

150 BCE

The "Teacher of Righteousness" establishes the sect at Qumran(?)

142 BCE

Beginning of Hasmonean Dynasty in independent Judea

103 BCE

Alexander Jannaeus is named High Priest and King

63 BCE

Roman General Pompey captures Jerusalem.
Beginning of the Roman Period

37-4 BCE

Rule of Herod the Great

7-6 BCE

Birth of Jesus (?)

1 CE           Beginning of the Common Era

30 CE

Crucifixion of Jesus

66 CE

Outbreak of the Great Revolt against the Romans

68 CE

Destruction of Qumran by the Romans

70 CE

Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem

73 CE

Fall of Masada



Archaeology Wing
Judaica and Jewish Ethnography
Art Wing
Youth Wing
Art Garden
Shrine of the Book
Ticho House
Rockefeller Museum
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