Floor 4 - The History of the Bible

Discover the Bible's history, from handwritten scrolls to mobile devices, as it was embraced by many communities with different traditions.

The History of the Bible Artifacts

Encounter hundreds of artifacts like P39, one of the oldest papyrus fragments of the Gospel of John, The Bohun Book of Hours and Psalter, a beautifully illuminated medieval manuscript, or pages from the Gutenberg Bible, the first ever printed Bible!

Drive Thru History of the Bible Theater

Dave Stotts drives you through the places and events of the Bible, preparing you to discover the Bible's history.

Bible Reading Room

Listen to the words of the Bible and participate in the rich heritage of engaging with the Bible as a community.


Celebrate the ever-increasing accessibility of the Bible in this showcase of Bible translations.

The New Discoveries Gallery

Discover new archaeological discoveries in this rotating exhibit, featuring artifacts and stories from the Israel Antiquities Authority. The gallery currently explores the intricate skill of glass production in Israel during the first millennium. Learn More