Museum of Bible being built in Washington DC

Construction recently began on a new museum in Washington D.C. devoted to the Bible. Privately funded by the family that owns the Hobby Lobby chain of craft stores, the Museum of the Bible will be eight stories high, cost $400 million and is expected to open in 2017.

 

Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible

 

 

The museum’s website says the purpose of the museum is “to invite all people to engage with the Bible.”

 

The museum will be two blocks from  National Mall and three blocks from the U.S. Capitol and will house priceless artifacts owned by museum founder and Hobby Lobby President Steve Green. He has collected 40,000 artifacts, including Jewish Torah scrolls and papyrus fragments of the New Testament.

 

But it won’t be only an academic experience. According to the museum’s website, it will use “cutting edge technology to bring the Bible to life.”

 

Here’s a report from National Public Radio.

 

For more about the museum, visit its website.

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