Hope and candor at the Museum of the Bible

Back in the early 1800s, there were slaveholders in America who gave edited versions of the Bible to their slaves.  These Bibles omitted versus, stories, and books from the Bible that are focused on freedom; and kept stories and books with themes of obedience and submission.  A version of the “slave Bible,” as it’s come to be known, is on display at the Museum of the Bible in downtown Washington, DC., and visitor reaction to it inspired the museum to plan a larger exhibit which opens in about six weeks. 

Today we’re joined by Ryan Smith, the Assistant to the President at the museum, and William Guice, a member of the museum’s development team.  They join us to talk about the importance of this and other exhibits at the museum, and the typical reactions of visitors. 


The surprising reactions to the museum and its namesake.

Both a beautiful and ugly example of the use of the Bible. 

Presenting both sides of controversial issues.

A call to action to support the museum.


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For more information:  Museum of the Bible Website             


Opening music by Chris Tomlin, Your Grace Is Enough