SANDY, ORE.—September 30, 2015—Avid Bible historian and Bible artifact collector Bob Stancell has assembled a portion of his private collection and is making it available for the public to view at no charge.
Those interested in viewing the pieces or simply learning more about Bible history and artifacts are invited to the Bible Lands Museum located at 39640 US-26 (corner of US-26 & Wolf), in Sandy, Ore. The Bible Lands Museum currently is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. School groups, church groups, and professional organizations are welcome.
Some of the items on display include:
• Display of Roman Crucifixion methods, including an Israel Antiquities Authority certified replica of the heel bone of “The Crucified Man” which belonged to a 20-year-old man named Yehohanan (John) ben Hagkol. He was crucified in Jerusalem in the first century A.D., and his ossuary (or coffin) was discovered in 1968. Of the tens of thousands of people that the Romans crucified, his is the only known remains.
• British Museum replica of the Cyrus Cylinder
• Model of Herod’s Temple
• Dead Sea Scroll Discoveries and a 400-year-old Yemen scroll fragment of Exodus 16:26 – 17:13
• Greek and Persian arrows from the famous Axel Guttmann Collection of Ancient Arms and Armour, dating to 1000 B.C.
• Complete set of Roman legion nails, dating to 83-87 A.D.
• Sea of Galilee boat discovery in 1986, dating between 50 B.C. and 50 A.D.
• Roman, Greek, and Hebrew pottery
• Persian and Greek costumes used in the movie “Alexander”
• Plus much more and always adding more
“Archeology has confirmed again and again the accounts recorded in the Bible are actual places and events,” said Mr. Stancell. “My collection highlights some of these events and hopefully will bring the Bible to life for those who go through the exhibit.”
About Bob Stancell
Mr. Stancell has received numerous certificates in Bible history and other related topics. His most notable certifications include: Roman Architecture from Yale University; Greek and Roman Mythology from the University of Pennsylvania; and The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem from Tel Aviv University.
For questions about the Bible Lands Museum, please email BibleLandsM@comcast.net.