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Why a World Premiere of Biblical Artifacts Is In Quiet Oklahoma

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In a new exhibit at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, Oklahoma, you can see rare First Temple artifacts in person. Most of these artifacts only get to be seen online, but through August 19, people can visit the center and discover these ancient biblical-era artifacts firsthand reports The Times of Israel:

A rare world premiere exhibit of ancient biblical-era artifacts was launched this week at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, Oklahoma. Located in the middle of lush green fields, the massive, pillared auditorium — complete with a water sculpture at its entrance — is an unlikely forum for the first ever display of tangible proof of the biblical King Hezekiah and Prophet Isaiah.

For the first time in the world, seal impressions or bullae discovered in 2009-2010 in Jerusalem’s Old City at the Ophel excavations conducted under Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar are on show to the general public in the exhibit “Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered.” Other finds, such as a large cache of 2,000-year-old coins from the Jewish revolt discovered earlier this year in a cave near the Ophel, are also having their premiere.

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