Explore Museum of the Bible’s current exhibits for a first-hand look at the global influence and history of the Bible!
"Inventors of the Alphabets” from the Vatican Library
Don’t miss this exclusive chance to see the “Inventors of the Alphabets” woodblock prints. For the first time, these contemporary interpretations of the famous 16th-century frescoes in the Sistine Hall are on display in the United States in this exhibit from the Vatican Library.
A Fence around the Torah: Unveiling an Iconic Jewish Bible
Hidden away for 1,000 years, the text of the Washington Pentateuch is the foundation of almost every Bible today. This ancient Hebrew Bible will be unveiled to the public for the first time in this special exhibition.
Picture Books of the Past: Reading an Old Master Painting
Long before emojis, the medieval church used pictures as a tool to convey biblical stories and religious instruction.
The Tapestry of Light: Intersections of Illumination
The Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible has been a fascinating source of inspiration for artists. See the imagery of the Apocalypse reinterpreted by artist Dr. Irene Barberis in a contemporary, glow-in-the-dark tapestry of epic scale.
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.
Treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library
Encounter stunning manuscripts and other treasures from the Vatican Museums and Vatican Library.
The Impact of the Bible
The Impact of the Bible Floor on Floor 2 features 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.
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.
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!