World-class Bible museum opens in D.C.

Monday, November 20, 2017
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

Museum of the Bible (artist drawing)The executive director of the capital city's newest museum is excited to invite all people to engage with the Bible.

Even before its opening on Friday, November 17th, the 430,000-square-foot nonprofit Museum of the Bible was already getting rave reviews, according to museum executive director Dr. Tony Zeiss.

"We could not be more excited to see the surprised looks on the faces of our visitors," he tells OneNewsNow. "Their basic word is it's 'incredible.'"

He believes this new venue is the best Washington, D.C. site to invite all people to engage with the Bible.

Zeiss

"We were very fortunate to find a building that came open for sale about three years ago," Dr. Zeiss reports. "It's just two blocks off of the National Mall, two blocks south of the National Air and Space Museum, and only three blocks from our nation's Capitol. So we're really excited that it's happening at this time in our generation and in our nation's capital to have the first world-class museum to the Bible. It's pretty awesome."

While the museum is free to the public, Dr. Zeiss asserts, "It's not a one-and-done museum. It'll take the average person nine- to eight-hour days to see everything, so people will come back year after year."

Hobby Lobby President Steve Green serves as chairman of the board at the museum, which is described as "an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Would you prefer that Attorney General Jeff Sessions uphold the laws of the United States – or the laws of the United Methodist Church?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump pushes tough immigration stance in Nevada appearance
Debate over migrants divides EU; Mini-summit seeks solutions
1 dead after attack at huge rally for Ethiopia's new PM
8 vie in primaries to succeed centrist Colorado governor
Trump advises GOP: Quit wasting time on immigration.
Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention
Trump tries to change focus of border debate

LATEST FROM THE WEB

DOJ hands over documents to GOP committees after contempt threat
California Public Health department reports 374 doctor-assisted deaths in 2017
Judicial Watch: What about Mueller aide's bias?
'Ashamed' Comey weighs calling himself Canadian, rips Trump border actions during Ireland visit
Coffins at DMZ to collect US service members' remains from North Korea

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Samaritan's Purse still at work in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico hurricane floodingThe long road to recovery for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico continues and a Christian relief agency is continuing to help.