Inside the Museum there are two rooms with reclining tables. The “Jerusalem Biblical Meal Room” is a copy of one discovered at Pompeii. The “Mount Zion Biblical Meal Room” is a replica of one discovered at Herculaneum. Both of these ancient cities were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy in 79 C.E., and they offer an example of First Century culture.
The Biblical Meal is a four-course meal consisting of 15 different food items, including soup, salad, fruit, main course, dessert and all beverages (grape juice, water, or wine). Your guide will explain ancient meal practices including Passover and the Last Supper, and the setting of the table for reconciliation.
The $40 meal price ($25 for children) and includes a guided tour of the Archaeological Replicas as well as admission to the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, which houses 250 biblical period artifacts from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Reservations are required for the Biblical Meal.
**Please note that a minimum of 10 people is needed for a Biblical Meal. However, if you have fewer than 10, please contact us, and we will endeavor to add you to another group that is already scheduled! We want everyone to be able to participate in this unique experience.