The Gutenberg Bible “Doors”

Later this year, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC will open its doors-what the museum describes “as one of the great entrances in the world.”

Visitors will be welcomed by dramatic 40-foot tall, two-and-a-half ton bronze doors, depicting text from Genesis 1, from an early edition of a Gutenberg Bible.

Museum President Cary Summers says, “When you walk in, you’re really walking into the Bible!"

In the vestibule, an art piece will feature a glass panel displaying Psalm 19 from a papyrus leaf in the Museum Collections.

The Greek manuscript of the Psalms dates to the third or fourth century.

This more than 1500-year-old manuscript was discovered in the 1950s in Egypt, and part of this incredible manuscript will be on display inside the museum!

Engage with the Bible! Enter into the fascinating stories of its impact and influence!

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