Why the Exhibit?
Perhaps Armstrong Auditorium, in the middle of Oklahoma, seems like a strange location to house some of Jerusalem’s most intriguing archaeological artifacts. Yet not only did Herbert W. Armstrong College students help dig up these finds, but one of Israel’s preeminent archaeologists and its Antiquities Authority released them to the temporary care of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation. The foundation was thrilled to be able to debut the bullae and their accompanying artifacts in January 2012 because they bring the pages of Bible history to life. They also teach visitors important lessons for our lives today: Sin results in destruction, but God always warns—and gives a message of the hope beyond. That warning message lives through the destruction, and shows the way to abundant, joyful living, and a bright future ahead.