Sun, June 10 – Sun, January 272018-06-102019-01-27
Armstrong Auditorium14400 S. Bryant Rd, Edmond, OK 73034
“Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered” is an archaeological exhibition that will enable visitors to discover the...
“Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered” is an archaeological exhibition that will enable visitors to discover the history of ancient Judah’s most famous king-prophet pairing—a story which illuminates how Jerusalem escaped annihilation at the hands of King Sennacherib’s Assyrian army at the end of the 8th century B.C.
Items on display will include nearly three dozen artifacts from the time of King Hezekiah, including the recently discovered royal seal impressions of King Hezekiah and Isaiah from the Ophel excavations, royal Judean clay vessels, and weapons used during the siege of Lachish. The exhibit will also feature key Assyrian history and will include replicas of such artifacts as the famous Annals of Sennacherib Prism (aka Taylor/Jerusalem/Oriental Prism), various other Assyrian inscriptions, and the famous Assyrian wall reliefs.
“The stars of the show are the Hezekiah and Isaiah bullae,” said Brad Macdonald, curator of the exhibit. “But the supporting cast – the arrow heads from Lachish, Sennacherib’s prism, the Assyrian wall reliefs – is also pretty extraordinary. We will use maps, illustrations, interactive aids, and storyboards to connect all these articles and create what we believe will be a unique and moving experience.”
Discovered by archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar of Hebrew University, the clay seals, called bullae, were found only one yard apart on the Ophel at the foot of the Temple Mount. According to their inscriptions, the seals belong to King Hezekiah of Judah, who ruled in the 8th century B.C. and Isaiah, possibly “the prophet.”
“This is truly a historic exhibition. Artifacts from the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem have been exhibited previously, but these exhibits have never included the seals of King Hezekiah and Isaiah,” Macdonald said. “Visitors would have to travel to London, Jerusalem, Istanbul and Chicago to see everything on display. Here we’ve brought them all together in one place.”
Edmond’s Herbert W. Armstrong College assists Dr. Mazar’s Temple Mount Ophel excavations and helped uncover both the Hezekiah and Isaiah, and now has the honor of hosting the world premiere."
Fri, November 16 – Sun, January 62018-11-162019-01-06
Mitch Park1501 W. Covell, Edmond, OK 73003
The Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink is returning to Mitch Park again for the 2018 holiday season! With opening on November 16, the ice...
The Edmond Outdoor Ice Rink is returning to Mitch Park again for the 2018 holiday season! With opening on November 16, the ice rink is the perfect place for all ages to enjoy some time outside. You can also take a ride on The Christmas Express!
Hours vary, but are extended on the weekend. Special hours will be offered November 21-23, December 24-25, and December 31.
Sat, December 1 – Sat, December 292018-12-012018-12-29
Downtown EdmondBroadway north of 2nd St, Edmond, OK
Shop Edmond for terrific Holiday Shopping. Experience the wonder of the season as you step back in time with free carriage rides,...
Shop Edmond for terrific Holiday Shopping. Experience the wonder of the season as you step back in time with free carriage rides, historic tours, visits with Santa and musical entertainment. The celebration begins with the Mayor's Tree Lighting and continues each weekend until Christmas.
Free carriage rides will be available on Saturdays from November 24 to December 22, 11 AM-3 PM at the southwest corner of Campbell and Broadway. Santa will visit the Police Department on December 15, from 11 AM to 4 PM!
Sat, December 1 – Mon, December 312018-12-012018-12-31
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Edmond celebrates the season with Christmas lights in 6 areas: Downtown, the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian,...
Edmond celebrates the season with Christmas lights in 6 areas: Downtown, the University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma Christian, Spring Creek shopping area, Mitch Park and Shannon Miller Park.