Friday, February 13, 2015

New Museum of the Bible Being Built In Washington, D.C.

A privately financed $400 million Museum of the Bible is being constructed in Washington, D.C. according to a report today from Haaretz. The Museum, which will be located three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in a historic warehouse that is being extensively renovated, is being built by Steve and Jackie Green, owners of Hobby Lobby stores.  It will house the 40,000 item collection of rare printed Bibles, manuscripts, Torahs and Dead Sea scroll fragments belonging to the Greens who are Southern Baptists. The Museum will feature permanent exhibits focusing on the impact, history and narrative of the Bible, as well as rotating displays. Scheduled to open in November 2017, the Museum plans to collaborate with Jewish organizations.