National Bible Museum

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  1. Deacon

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    Eyeing a national museum, a collector’s bibles hits the road [LINK]

    By Gabe LaMonica, CNN

    Washington (CNN) - Steve Green owns a lot of bibles, and he’s starting to show them off.

    The president of Hobby Lobby, a national chain of craft stores, Green bought his first biblical artifact less than a year and a half ago. But his is already considered one of the world’s largest private collection of biblical texts and artifacts, and Green is taking it on tour in advance of opening what he says will be a national Bible museum.

    The tour kicked off last week with a party at the Vatican embassy in Washington that highlighting samples from a 14,000 square foot traveling exhibition, which is called “Passages.” It’s a prelude to the high-tech Bible museum Green wants to open in the next five or so years.



    "Passages" will appear at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art from May to October before moving to St. Peter’s Square in Rome. The exhibit will arrive in New York City sometime this winter.

    Green says he’s unsure of the location for his eventual museum but that he wants it to rely heavily on digitized Bibles, so that visitors and scholars can interact with them.
     
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    Sounds great.

    Did you know there is a Bible Muesum in Eureka Springs Arkansas? It is a very nice place to visit. They also do an outdoors Passion play, but I liked the Muesum much more. It is a nice short vacation to consider.
     

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