The Bible is a book unlike any other. Its contents were written over the course of 1,500 years by 40 different people (from a fisherman to kings); on three different continents; in three different languages; in dramatically different settings (from prison to palaces); and in a wide range of tones including despair, joy, admonishment, and instruction. And yet its core message and teachings are unified and consistent throughout.
Despite the fact that over 6 billion Bibles have been printed, though, ignorance about its content, history, and impact abounds. A new museum opening in Washington D.C. on November 17th has been designed to address this. The Museum of the Bible is a brand new, 430,000-square-foot facility just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Today we’re hosting Dr. William Guice, Director of Church Engagement for the museum, who joins us to talk about this one-of-a-kind facility, the amazing book behind it, and why it’s important.