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DC Museum Antidote for Bible-Illiterate Culture

10-01-2014

The nation's capital is slated to become home to an eight-story, hi-tech Bible museum in the fall of 2017, courtesy of Hobby Lobby President Steve Green.

The Museum of the Bible will join an illustrious group of research and cultural institutions located in and around the National Mall.

"As many people as we can educate about this book, the better," Green told the Washington Post. "I think seeing the biblical foundations of our nation -- for our legislators to see that...a lot of that was biblically based, that we have religious freedoms today, which are a biblical concept, it can't hurt being there."

From literature and fine arts to architecture, education and science, the 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible will explore scripture's impact on world culture and modern-day civilization.

The museum is Green's antidote for an American culture that's becoming biblically illiterate.

"We have probably the most ignorant population we've ever had in our society [about the Bible] because it's been taken out of our schools," he told the Baptist Press.

"We want to be able to, in a simple way, explain to them, 'Here's what the Bible is,'" he said. "Ultimately, it's about the fact that we are sinners, we need a Savior, and Christ was that. And He came to die for us that we might have life."

"We invite everyone -- adults and children, the intellectually curious and most seasoned of scholars alike -- to Museum of the Bible to explore the most important and influential book ever written," Green said.

Construction is set to begin this October.

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