Posts Tagged ‘Museum of the Bible’

Museum of the Bible’s founder will return 11,500 artifacts

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

After years of pressure to return potentially smuggled artifacts, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, is facing yet another blow. Its board chairman, Steve Green, who is also president of the Hobby Lobby stores, is returning 11,500 antiquities from his biblical art collection to the governments of Iraq and Egypt, with the assistance Read more

Dead Sea Scrolls at museum are forgeries

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Sixteen fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Washington DC Museum of the Bible are forgeries, the museum has discovered. The fragments have been on exhibit at the museum since its opening in 2017. The scroll fragments were purchased after 2002, when counterfeits of artifacts believed to be part of the 1947 Dead Sea Discovery Read more

Five Dead Sea scrolls are forgeries

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Five of the Dead Sea scrolls on display at the Washington, DC-based Museum of the Bible are forgeries, experts say. Until the forgeries were exposed, the scroll fragments were considered among the most valuable and historically significant items in the museum’s collection. The museum says a German testing company has concluded the fragments on display Read more

Non-sectarian Bible Museum opens

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A non-sectarian Museum of the Bible opened in Washington on Saturday. The US$500 million museum’s aim is to entertain and educate visitors about the Bible’s history and significance. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the museum’s co-founder, evangelical businessman Steve Green, were at the opening. Wuerl spoke on behalf of Read more