Sunday, July 29, 2012
A Bible museum may soon open in Washington, DC near the National Mall. A group called The Museum of the Bible says it has agreed to buy a building for the proposed museum. It would be housed in what is now the Washington Design Center. The nonprofit organization says the museum will take a "non-sectarian, scholarly approach that makes the history, scholarship and impact of the Bible on virtually every facet of society accessible to everyone." Planner hope to open the doors in four years, starting with the collection from a family of Oklahoma billionaires with more than 55,000 items including biblical artifacts ranging from Dead Sea Scrolls and scrolls that survived the Holocaust.