Artifacts Realia Collection

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Artifacts Realia Collection

The BGST collection of biblical artifacts is a teaching collection. It is primarily a teaching tool to enable our students under supervision to see, touch, feel and hold in their hands genuine archaeological remains from biblical times and learn about the history, social and spiritual life of events written in the Bible.

Every effort is made to acquire only genuine artifacts. The description given to each artifact conforms – to the best of our knowledge – to top scholarship on the subject, and is presented in a way that is pleasing even to the eye of the casual observer. Our acquisitions come from reliable antiquities dealers in Israel where it is possible to purchase and export certain items.

The initial collection has been made possible by the patronage of Mr David Tan Kee Kan, Friend of BGST, and the collection of Biblical artifacts, especially the household clay lamps, was entitled “Light and Eternity” as a fitting memorial dedicated to the memory of June Wee Ghim Kwee, his beloved wife.

(adapted from Light and Eternity: a guidebook by Dr Quek Swee Hwa, for the special exhibition of Biblical artifacts on Jan 30th & 31st, 1993, at Ling Kwang Home: a present to Biblical Graduate School of Theology)