America’s Spiritual Heritage (on display 2017)!
At this moment an eight story building is under construction at 409 3rd St. S.W., Washington D.C. 20024. This building will be called the Museum of the Bible. It will consist of 430,000 square feet of space with many artifacts (some 40,000 to date) from our biblical history. This museum will be state of the art and will continually be updated as biblical scholars update/debate and review this biblical history and the logic derived therefrom. America is truly founded upon a spiritual philosophy which challenges everyone to think about this heritage.
Among the fascinating exhibits to view at this museum will be the Aitken Bible, the first complete English Bible printed in America around 1782. Mr. Charles Thompson, secretary of the Continental Congress and signatory to the Declaration of Independence recommended this Bible to the inhabitants of the United States. The museum and its layout and data can be reviewed (virtually) at: http://www.museumofthebible.org. Starting in the fall of 2017, visitors will walk through 40-foot high, bronze gates, inscribed with the first chapter of Genesis as published in the Gutenberg Bible. A garden of green will encumber the roof area of this building.
This museum will cost about $1 billion, and it was the vision of billionaire, Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby. The museum’s extraordinary exhibits range from fragments of the Gutenberg Bible, to first editions of the King James Bible, as well as Bibles that once belonged to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Babe Ruth. This facility will also host the Bible Scholars Initiative – a global network of biblical scholars involving more than 60 institutions in six countries. The network is expected to pioneer ground breaking research into the Bible’s historical validity.
Youtube has a digital overview of this new facility at: https://youtu.be/37XeHhMAW9s. The Museum is non-sectarian, non-political, and it will not proselytize. The president of the Museum of the Bible, Cary Summers has noted, “Our goal is straightforward: reacquaint the world with the book that helped make it, and let the visitor come to their own conclusions. The Museum of the Bible is a global education institution that invites all people to engage in the Bible. We don’t exist to tell people what to believe about it.”
Personally, I like that this museum will be non-sectarian and non-political. Let the biblical scholars define what is true and what is likely fantasy. Today, we have much to much fantasy within religion and beliefs as most people refuse to think for themselves on issues of ‘faith’. Also, institutions of ‘faith’ rarely allow anyone to challenge their group think dogma’s. This restricts intellectual growth for true seekers of wisdom on spiritual issues. I expect that this museum will be worth visiting. I am: https://kingdomecon.wordpress.com.
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According to The Huffington Post, Steve Green says, “We don’t need more to tell people who and what we are.” The name says it all. The museum is about the Bible: its stories, its history, and its impact on the world.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
The Museum of Biblical History is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Flint will speak in Collierville, Canada. Dr. Flint is Professor of Religious Studies and holds the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies at Trinity Western University in Canada. Dr. Flint is also Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute and author of numerous studies on the scrolls.
He is a world -renowned lecturer and expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls and will speak on these discoveries. The lectures will be held in the Sanctuary on the Square, United Methodist Church, Collierville.