In addition to the artifacts, it features many of the most significant Biblical replicas, including
- Siloam Inscription – the “completion marker” of Hezekiah’s Tunnel, chiseled into stone underneath Jerusalem where the two teams of diggers met during the Sennacherib siege
- Mesha Stele – discuses Omri, King of Israel and his relations with Mesha of Moab as recorded in 2 Kings 3:4-8
- The Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser – featuring the only known carving of an Israelite King, King Jehu
- Sennacherib Prism – recording Sennacherib the Assyrian’s campaign against Hezekiah, recording how he captured many Judaean cities, and how he trapped Hezekiah in Jerusalem ‘as a bird in his cage’ but then mysteriously does not record any capturing of Jerusalem (2 Kings 18-19)
From the website:
The Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies at Anderson University was established in 1963 by Dr. Jeeninga. The name of the museum was changed at the retirement of Dr. Jeeninga in 1992 to reflect his nearly thirty years of teaching and work in the areas of religious studies and archaeology.
The Museum’s holdings include original artifacts from many periods of the Ancient Near East. These artifacts come from the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Babylonian, Assyrian and Israelite Periods. In addition to original artifacts, the Jeeninga Museum houses a number of replicas purchased from museums around the world. These replicas include the Siloam Inscription (Istanbul Museum), Hammurabi Law Code and Mesha Stele (Louvre), Shalmaneser’s Obelisk, Sennacherib’s Prism, and The Rosetta Stone (British Museum), and the Egyptian goddess, Selket (Cairo Museum).
Photo from https://andersonian.com/2019/11/12/jeeninga-museum-reopens/
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