Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible October 2, 2018

One of the first exhibits one encounters after passing through the entrance area and having one’s ticket scanned is an exhibit focused on the Vatican Library and its holdings related to the Bible.

As you can see already, the museum’s displays – like those in any museum – are a mixture of original authentic objects and facsimiles of important ones that should be in any exhibit about the Bible, but obviously can only reside in one place. The valuing of things that were Catholic was not limited to this exhibit – although the museum was the result of a conservative Evangelical Protestant vision, one never gets a sense that the museum is sectarian, from the moment one enters until the end. You’ll see many examples of the specific exhibits and items on display that are my reason for writing that, as you read on in my photo essay.

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