Who would think a visit to the Museum could be life-transforming? Well, this is what the most technologically advanced museum in the world – the Bible Museum – seeks to achieve. Due to open on November 17 this year in Washington, this Museum will thoroughly enrich each visitor’s experiences of the Bible, one of the most precious gifts of God to humankind. The Museum will help restore the Bible as a major topic of daily conversation – in Washington, throughout the United States, and all around the world, too. When it opens, the Museum of the Bible will house perhaps the world’s largest private collection of ancient Biblical texts and artefacts.
Treasured items for display will include portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Torah scrolls. Through an extraordinary partnership with the Israel Antiquities Authority, additional artefacts will be displayed for periods of time, sponsored by Israel. These precious ancient items will be meaningfully displayed in the context of the most technologically advanced digital surroundings. Included are entire rooms whose whole walls and ceilings are digital screens that will accurately reproduce relevant historic or artistic venues. In other pavilions, some the numerous interactive displays will be supremely enhanced by the most advanced technologies ever deployed in any museum!
Writing for The Christian Post, Paul de Vries says, “I suggested that this unique Museum would significantly help to bring fun back into Bible engagement. Its numerous digital wonders will not
only communicate the truths of the Bible, but also flame Godly excitement and interest in the Bible. For those not otherwise familiar with the Bible, the Museum will help fan their interest and draw them into its influence. And for those of us who study the Bible daily, it will take us to another level of interest, knowledge and devotion.” Different floors house pavilions that address especially three dimensions of the greatness of the Bible, (1) its impressive impacts on every dimension of life, (2) its unforgettable narratives, and (3) its own remarkable,
Source: Charlotte Rørth, Joel News International
Bible Study: Isaiah 46:9-10
NOVEMBER Praise God for the Bible and its impact on society. As our culture moves further away from Biblical tenets,
PRAYER DEEPER for this Bible Museum to open many people’s eyes to the Word’s transformative power.