On November 17, Museum of the Bible will open its technologically advanced, 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C., just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
And while the museum will not charge a fee for general admission, you have an opportunity to win a three-day, two-night trip for two to Washington, D.C., to experience this fantastic, world-class museum.
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“Museum of the Bible is an awe-inspiring museum showcasing an even more awe-inspiring book – the world’s most widely-read and impactful book, in fact,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, who has toured the facility several times at various points during its construction. “Like countless others, I am excited about its opening and strongly encourage all believers to plan their visit. The Bible will come to life in an exciting, new way.”
Using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life, Museum of the Bible will illustrate how the Bible came to be, its impact on the world throughout the ages, and the story that is told in this best-selling book of all time.
The nonsectarian, scholarly focused, international museum has eight floors, including expansive exhibit and gallery space, visiting libraries and temporary exhibit space, a restaurant and biblical garden, a grand ballroom, and event space. The museum houses the Green Collection, which boasts some 40,000 ancient biblical texts and artifacts — including one of the world’s largest private collections of Dead Sea Scrolls, the earliest surviving New Testament texts in Jesus’ household language, and other antiquities dating from the first century B.C. to Torah scrolls that survived the Holocaust. The museum also will display items borrowed from other prominent collections from around the world.
In addition, the museum features a state-of-the-art performing arts theater. The inspirational Broadway musical “Amazing Grace” will be the first production to inaugurate the museum’s World Stage Theater. The production, directed by the Broadway director Gabrielle Barre and Tony Award winner Christopher Gatelli, is slated for an eight-week run beginning with the first performances open to the public on November 18.
To date, Museum of the Bible has been recognized by CNN as one of the most anticipated and beautifully designed museums opening in 2017; by Smithsonian.com as one of the “must-see” museums opening this year; and by Forbes as one of the top 100 nonprofits in the U.S. Other national media attention around the opening of the museum has come from TIME, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Fox News, and many other media organizations.
James A. Smith Sr., NRB’s Vice President of Communications, also visited the museum prior to its official opening, and called it an “impressive facility that presents the Bible in a way that uniquely engages visitors.”
“The size and scope of the museum is phenomenal,” he said.
For the past two years, Museum of the Bible has been the Platinum Sponsor for the NRB International Christian Media Convention and offered exclusive glimpses of what the museum will have to offer through a special exhibit on the floor of the Convention’s award-winning Exposition. Museum of the Bible will return as the Platinum Sponsor once more at the next Convention, Proclaim 18 in Nashville, Tennessee.
By NRB Staff
Published: November 16, 2017