- Street: 400 4th St SW
- City: Washington, DC
- State: Washington
- Country: United States
- Zip/Postal Code: 20024
- Listed: November 20, 2017 7:06 am
- Expires: 270 days, 13 hours
Museum of the Bible will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. The museum contains more than 40,000 objects citation needed and artifacts from the time of Abraham through the New Testament period. Planned artifacts include biblical papyri, Torah scrolls, rare printed Bibles, Jewish artifacts and contemporary treasures of Christian and Jewish culture.
The Museum Collections include artifacts and objects from a range of cultures and time periods, from the Ancient Near East to the modern period. The permanent collection focuses on biblical items, manuscripts, printed Bibles and books, and art. These collections allow the Museum of the Bible to convey the global impact and compelling history of the Bible in a unique and powerful way.
See fascinating archaeological discoveries from the Israel Antiquities Authority and learn more about life in ancient Israel.
The History of Artifacts
Provenance Research at the Museum of the Bible
Objects in museums tell us stories about the past. An artifact’s provenance is the history of its ownership and location, from its creation or place of modern discovery to the present. This history helps to verify the authenticity and importance of an artifact. It also contributes to our understanding of how an object was used over time. An object with a well-documented provenance teaches us much more about the past than one without a confirmed history.
Experience movies, shows and performances in the 472-seat World Stage Theater located on the fifth floor, adjacent to the two-story atrium glass galley that overlooks the National Mall and U.S. Capitol. Inspired by the sacred tabernacle of Moses’ time, the walls of the performing arts hall are curved in design, evoking an ancient tent flapping in the wind.
Take a piece of the museum home with you by visiting our gift shop on the main floor. You’ll find over 2,000 kinds of biblically inspired gifts!We offer a wide range of biblically inspired lifestyle items, apparel, accessories and gifts from around the world, including reproductions, sculptures, jewelry, books, stationery and exhibition catalogues.
Walk in a reconstruction of an ancient city, excavated on a hilltop over the Valley of Elah, traditionally the site of the showdown between David and Goliath.
The coffee shop located on the fourth floor offers a quick retreat from museum adventures. Milk & Honey features Churchill Coffee, a small batch roaster located in Springfield, Missouri. Their coffees are roasted in the Old World-style barrel roasters, modified to allow our roast master exceptional control of the process.The coffee menu includes artisan coffee flavors, espresso drinks and teas. You can also enjoy grab-and-go sandwiches, salads and hummus with pita chips. Dessert offerings include soft-serve ice cream and yogurt along with a rotating assortment of house-made baked goods like Chocolate Streusel Cakes, Cinnamon Date Buns, Honey-glazed Apple Fritters, Maple Cranberry Scones, and much more.
Visit the full website for complete details,www.museumofthebible.org
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