King David´s 3,025th Birthday Celebrated at New Museum (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/15/12)
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Articles-Index-Top
A new museum in Tel Aviv – the Beit David Museum, dedicated to the
House of David – offers two fun-filled free days honoring the holiday
of Shavuot, which is also celebrated as the 3,025th birthday of
greatest Jewish king ever.
The twin-day treat will take place on Monday, 21.5, and Tuesday,
22.5. It will include a lecture at 7:00 p.m. Monday by Dr. Chaim
Luria on genealogy and King David´s DNA, and events for children
starting at 11:00 a.m. on the following day. These will include
actors dressed as biblical characters who will teach the children
about King David in a fun way.
The museum, located on 5 Brenner St. in central Tel Aviv, opened just
four months ago. It contains archeological exhibits from First and
Second Temple times and includes artifacts of special significance in
the story of King David: for instance, one section displays slingshot
stones found in the Emek HaEla region, where David killed Goliath
with a single accurate stone to the head.
In another room, a video shows the life of King David, from his
humble beginning as a lonely shepherd until his anointment as king.
Another video explains the art of lyre-making, and based on writings
that describe how King David built the lyres he played.
The museum prides itself on the Genealogy Center, a database that
traces the descendants of King David to this very day. It is centered
on Rashi, a famous descendant of David, and his progeny. It includes
over 100 surnames of present-day families descended from the greatest
king of all. The results of the research are presented in the museum
and can be accessed through a special website.
Susan Roth, founder of the King David Museum and the Genealogy
Center, is herself a direct descendant of King David.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/15/12)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY