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11/30 in DC: New Bible Museum Debuts Scholarly Series

Published: Dec 5, 2017

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Museum of the Bible Debuts Speakers Series of Acclaimed Biblical Scholars, Other Experts Coming to Nation's Capital


WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017
—In addition to its nonsectarian look at the Bible's history, narrative and impact, Washington's 430,000-square-foot, newest museum will host a monthly speakers series for members of the public interested in more in-depth discussion related to the Bible.


The series debut Nov. 30 will bring together renowned biblical scholars and two of the museum's senior leaders to look at the Bible's impact from different faith and cultural perspectives.



WHAT

Museum of the Bible Speakers Series Debut, The Book Heard Around the World!


WHEN
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 6 p.m. ET


WHERE
Museum of the Bible (Gathering Room)
400 4th, Washington, DC 20024


COST
Free for museum members and those with a student ID;
$5 for the general public


SPEAKERS SERIES DEBUT PANELISTS

  • Lawrence H. Schiffman, Ph.D., Judge Abraham Lieberman professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies and director of the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies, New York University
  • Cain Hope Felder, Ph.D., professor emeritus of New Testament language and literature, and editor of the Journal of Religious Thought (1982 – 2016) at Howard University School of Divinity in Washington.
  • Timothy Samuel Shah, Ph.D., research professor in government, Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University, and director of international research, Religious Freedom Research Project, Georgetown University 
  • Cary Summers, president, Museum of the Bible
  • Tony Zeiss, Ed.D., executive director, Museum of the Bible


About Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the Bible. On Nov. 17, 2017, Museum of the Bible, which aims to be the most technologically advanced museum in the world, opened its 430,000-square-foot nonprofit museum just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. A digital fly-through of the Museum is viewable here. A 360-degree hardhat tour of the museum is available here.


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