The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum are now open daily! Note that dining, theaters, and other offerings have been enhanced to help you stay healthy.
What to know before you visit
This character is portrayed by Deks Nordquist, a man very familiar with the ancient Roman world. Deks’ attention to detail and familiarity with first-century Israel is readily apparent in his portrayal of the Temple Guard, Hyam.
The tale of Hyam’s long journey is a gripping account wrapped up in the historical events surrounding Jesus’ time on earth. Though serving King Herod Hyam wonders if this child could possibly be the long awaited Messiah. Could he be the Anointed One who would free Israel from Roman bondage and bring a time of everlasting peace and joy?
On Good Friday, April 2 two showings of The Temple Guard will be presented. Tickets are only $2.00 (or $10 per family) for this drama so relevant to the hope of the Easter Season. We hope that you will experience the power of God’s truth as Hyam’s heart makes a journey through guilt and despair to find hope at last in the most unexpected end.
The character of Hyam, the Temple Guard, is fictional, but his story is based on first-century Israeli history and grounded in the historical events of Scripture. Hyam’s testimony mentions some of the violence surrounding Jesus’ time on earth. No graphic images are shown, but the content is very serious in nature.