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  • Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    October 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Museum of Bible outs fake Dead Sea Scrolls pieces

    Five pieces of papyri passed off as fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered as fake and removed from display at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington. The museum founded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green and family announced the discovery Oct. 22.

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  • New Billy Graham tributes launched

    August 9 2018 by Joy Allmond, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    New Billy Graham tributes launched

    On Aug. 20, the permanent Sirius XM channel dedicated exclusively to messages from “America’s Pastor,” who preached over the decades in hundreds of venues around the globe, will launch. The Billy Graham Channel began a series of limited runs last November, beginning with Graham’s 99th birthday, and included a temporary tribute channel …

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  • Replica of Noah’s Ark opens to public

    July 8 2016 by Kristen Lowry, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    Replica of Noah’s Ark opens to public

    Thousands of supporters and media descended on the rural town of Williamstown, Ky., earlier this week for the ribbon cutting of a life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark. The Ark Encounter theme park opened to the public July 7. “If it floods again, will it float?” a reporter shouted as dark clouds rolled across the sky.

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  • AiG wins court battle for Kentucky tax incentive

    January 27 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    AiG wins court battle for Kentucky tax incentive

    Answers in Genesis has won a court battle to benefit from a Kentucky sales tax rebate incentive program that could save the apologetics ministry up to $18 million on its Ark Encounter museum being built in northern Kentucky. The judge also upheld AiG’s right to religious preference in its hiring ...

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  • Billy Graham exhibit opens at N.C. museum

    November 16 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham exhibit opens at N.C. museum

    The day before Billy Graham turned 97, the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh opened a 5,000-square-foot exhibit honoring the life of the famed Baptist evangelist. The free, privately funded exhibit opened Nov. 6 and will be on view through July 10, 2016.

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  • Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    October 29 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greens investigated for museum acquisitions

    Hobby Lobby craft chain owners the Greens are under federal investigation to determine whether the family illegally imported Assyrian and Babylonian cuneiform tablets from Israel for display in the family’s Bible museum. The U.S. government has confiscated a shipment of 300 small clay tablets that were in route to Hobby Lobby headquarters …

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  • Billy Graham exhibit to honor state’s ‘Favorite Son’

    October 6 2015 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 0 comments
    Billy Graham exhibit to honor state’s ‘Favorite Son’

    The North Carolina Museum of History will open a special exhibit to honor the life of Billy Graham Nov. 6, the day before the famed evangelist’s 97th birthday. The exhibit will include memorabilia, displays and multimedia that document his early days as a farm boy in Charlotte …

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  • Museum of the Bible allies with Israeli antiquities agency

    August 19 2015 by Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Museum of the Bible allies with Israeli antiquities agency

    A Christian family’s ambitious Bible museum project has forged a key alliance with the Israel Antiquities Authority, giving treasures from the Holy Land a temporary home just steps from the National Mall. The agreement between the planned Museum of the Bible and the authority will allow for the display …

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  • David Trobisch lends Bible Museum a scholarly edge

    April 28 2015 by David Van Biema, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    David Trobisch lends Bible Museum a scholarly edge

    The Green family of Oklahoma City – the plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby case – financed the 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible set to open in 2017 just off the National Mall in Washington. The Greens have controversially hired David Trobisch, as collections director for their Museum.

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  • Green’s Bible museum construction nears

    November 18 2014 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Green’s Bible museum construction nears

    Construction on the Museum of the Bible will begin by Dec. 1 as the final tenants leave the Washington D.C. site that will house the building just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, museum board Chairman Steve Green said. General contractor Clark Construction is already demolishing the interior of the…

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  • 9/11 museum moves disaster relief leader

    May 27 2014 by Bob Nigh, Baptist Messenger/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    9/11 museum moves disaster relief leader

    National disaster relief leaders with the North American Mission Board asked Sam Porter, Oklahoma's disaster relief director, to represent the Southern Baptist Convention at the by-invitation-only event on May 19. The museum officially opened May 21 to the public.

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  • Green family Bible museum closer to opening

    March 10 2014 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Green family Bible museum closer to opening

    A yet-to-be-named Bible museum owned by Hobby Lobby’s Green family moved one step closer to its anticipated 2017 opening in Washington, D.C. The Museum of the Bible, a nonprofit organization, hired David Trobisch as director of the museum’s collections.

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  • Creation Museum exhibits Bible truth

    November 5 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor | with 3 comments
    Creation Museum exhibits Bible truth

    If you are interested in seeing real bones from one of the oldest dinosaurs on earth, looking at extensive mineral or insect collections, or listening to an animatronic Methuselah or Noah talk about God’s judgment in the flood, then the Creation Museum would get your attention.

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  • Bible museum closes $50 million deal for D.C. spot

    August 1 2012 by Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Planners of a Bible museum in Washington closed a $50 million deal July 26 on a building two blocks from the National Mall. The Museum of the Bible, a nonprofit group planning the, as yet, unnamed museum, announced it will be housed at 300 D Street, SW, in what is now the Washington Design Center, a series of showrooms of luxury home furnishings.

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