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Explore Museum of the Bible’s current exhibits for a firsthand look at the global influence and history of the Bible!

February 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Serving the Soviets: One Man’s Quest to Bring Bibles to the USSR

While an outright ban on the Bible never existed in the USSR during the Cold War, many religions, and religious practices, were essentially forced out of public life by the state. Despite this opposition, Ken, and many others, believed that anyone who wanted a copy of the Bible should have one; so they set out to bring Bibles across the border. This exhibit is about his story — a tale of an ordinary man who did extraordinary things to share the Bible with the world.

July 2, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Magna Carta: Tyranny. Justice. Liberty.

The story of the Magna Carta is the story of the struggle for liberty. In this special exhibition, the role of the Bible and the English Church in that struggle will be traced from the creation of the Magna Carta in the thirteenth century to the present day. The Bible has much to say about rulers and ruling justly, such as Isaiah 10:1, “Woe unto those who make unjust laws,” or Psalm 2:10–11, “Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” Verses like these and others show the Bible’s position on justice, and have been discussed and debated time and again over the centuries by both rulers and the ruled.

Groundbreaking ‘Magna Carta: Tyranny, Justice, Liberty’ exhibit
LONG-TERM EXHIBIT

The People of the Land: History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel

See fascinating archaeological discoveries from the Israel Antiquities Authority and learn more about life in ancient Israel.

LONG-TERM EXHIBIT

Treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library

Encounter stunning manuscripts and other treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library.

Treasures of the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library | Museum of the Bible
PERMANENT EXHIBIT

The Impact of the Bible

On Floor 2, explore Bible in the World, where guests can explore the Bible’s impact on fashion, literature, music, and more, and Bible in America, with artifacts tracing the Bible’s profound influence on American culture. Check out Bible Now for a spectacular live feed of global data or Washington Revelations for a dazzling “flight” through the nation’s capital.

PERMANENT EXHIBIT

The Stories of the Bible

On Floor 3, walk through the stories of the Hebrew Bible, immerse yourself in first-century Nazareth, and listen to the story of how the followers of Jesus became a thriving community.

PERMANENT EXHIBIT

The History of the Bible

On Floor 4, encounter hundreds of rare and beautiful artifacts as you discover the Bible’s history, from handwritten scrolls to mobile devices, as it was embraced by many communities with different traditions! Don’t miss illumiNations, a collection of Bible translations from all around the world!