We are putting together a tour to the Bible Museum, below some information and how to register.
DATE: July 1st, Saturday
SCHEDULE: 12:30PM - 5:00PM
NUMBER OF PEOPLE (130): There will be 3 groups of 43 people for this tour (BY ONE CHARTER BUS)
COST: $25 PER PERSON. This fee will include transportation and entrance ticket.
A lot of the information about the Museum of The Bible (MOTB ) can be found online. Below, here are some of the insights from online research.
1. WHAT ABOUT? What is the MOTB about?
"MOTB is among the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. Showcasing rare and fascinating artifacts
spanning 4,000 years of history, the museum offers visitors an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible and
its ongoing impact on the world around us."
2. WHY IMPORTANT?, Why is the MOTB important?
The current mission statement reads "Museum of the Bible is a global, innovative, educational institution
whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the transformative power of the Bible."
3. WHY BUILT? Why was the MOTB built?
According to its first nonprofit filings in 2010, the museum's mission was "to bring to life the living word of God, to tell its compelling
story of preservation, and to inspire confidence in the absolute authority and reliability of the Bible."
4. WHAT PURPOSE? What was the purpose of the museum?
A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution in the service of society that researches, collects, conserves, interprets and exhibits
tangible and intangible heritage.
5. WHEN FOUND?, How long has the MOTB been open? NOVEMBER 2017
6. HOW MUCH?, How much did it cost to build the Bible museum?
The $500 million project - $350 million covered design and construction
- also involved construction of an atrium housing the elevators and staircases and the addition of a swooping, two-story steel-and-glass rooftop
featuring a restaurant, biblical garden, event space and 472-seat theater.
7. WHO PAID?, Who paid for the Museum of the Bible?
Hobby Lobby tycoon Steve Green founded the museum.
8. HOW BIGH?, How big is the Bible museum? 430,000-square-foot
The MOTB's goal is to educate the public on the history of the Bible, its many narrative forms and its impact on societies around the world.
The 430,000-square-foot museum is a wonder of design and architecture, the combined work of seven design firms.
9. HOW LONG?, How long do people spend at the Museum of the Bible? 72 hours
While it would take 72 hours to fully read, watch, and experience everything here, many guests spend a half to full day. We recommend beginning with our
Hebrew Bible Walk Thru on our Stories Floor, then exploring our History of the Bible Floor, and finally the Impact of the Bible Floor.
10. HOW MANY FLOORS? There are 6 floors as described below:
On the first floor, guests may experience a virtual reality tour of significant locations in the Bible, such as the Sea of Galilee or the Temple Mount.
Guests will also find on this floor an exhibit displayed in partnership with the Vatican Museum and Library.
The second floor focuses on the Bible's impact on world culture, in areas like science, justice, and freedom. Another section is dedicated to the
Bible's impact in American history. There is also a "flying" tour of Washington D.C. and the biblical references found within the city at some of
its most notable landmarks.
The third floor presents the general narrative of the Bible from Abraham through the creation of Israel to the ministry of Jesus and the early church.
This floor also contains a large Jewish Bible section.
The fourth floor presents biblical history and archaeology. Trobisch stated that the museum "will not whitewash conflicts in Christian history
but will explain the arguments that were made at the time".
The fifth level contains a performing arts theater with a 500-person amphitheater. Here, the museum sponsors scholarly lectures, as well as
multimedia performances relating to the Bible. Notably, the tour of the Broadway production of Amazing Grace opened at the museum's World State Theater.
The fifth floor also contains separate exhibit space for displays presented by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
The sixth floor consists of a rooftop viewing area overlooking the National Mall and U.S. Capitol, stained glass exhibits, and a ballroom that
seats 1,000 guests. The museum's artifact research facility and reference library is located in a one-story addition to the roof of a neighboring
Rev. Phan Đình Khắc Phương