Fact Sheet: Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible invites all people to engage with the Bible through museum exhibits and scholarly pursuits. Dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible, the museum, located at 400 4th St. SW,  will open in 2017 three blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington. BY THE NUMBERS  Total square footage: 430,000 Floors: 8 … Continued

Overview: Museum Collection

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSEUM COLLECTION Cuneiform, Antiquities, and Classical Manuscripts One of the largest collections of cuneiform tablets in North America, most of which date to the late third and early second millennium BCE, the time period traditionally associated with Abraham The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, a large cuneiform tablet from the second millennium BCE that contains text from … Continued

Overview: Scholars Initiative

WHAT The Scholars Initiative is the research arm of the Museum of the Bible. A select group of senior research scholars from academic institutions around the world are conducting primary research on items from the Museum of the Bible Collection—one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts—through the initiative. Leading experts in … Continued

Overview: Passages

Passages, a 30,000-square-foot, interactive, traveling exhibit chronicling the history of the Bible, from its transmission and translation to its impact and controversies.  THE COLLECTION The family-friendly exhibition features more than 400 rare biblical texts and artifacts from one of the world’s largest private collections—the Museum Collection. Named after the Green family, owners of national arts and crafts retailer Hobby … Continued

Bio: Cary Summers, president

Cary Summers began his involvement with Museum of the Bible in 2010. Summers was promoted to president after serving as chief operating officer from 2012 to 2015. Summers’ duties include overseeing a team of architects, design firms and other contractors building the 430,000-square-foot international Bible museum set to open in Washington in 2017. He also provides oversight … Continued

Bio: David Trobisch, Th.D., collection director

David J. Trobisch, Th. D., oversees the more than 40,000 rare biblical texts and artifacts that today comprise the Museum of the Bible Collection. As the collection’s director, Trobisch advises on new acquisitions, identifies story lines for the collection’s traveling exhibits and forthcoming international museum and supervises a team of some 30 scholars and curators from around the … Continued

Bio: Michael William Holmes, Ph. D., executive director of research

Biblical manuscript authority Michael Holmes, Ph. D., joined Museum of the Bible in 2014 to lead the museum’s research arm, the Scholars Initiative. A professor and scholar of early Christian writings, Holmes has spent more than three decades in higher education teaching and researching New Testament and other early Christian texts. As executive director of the … Continued

Bio: Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D., executive director of education

Scholar, researcher, author and speaker, Jerry Pattengale, Ph. D., brings his passion for innovation in teaching and learning his work leading Museum of the Bible’s education initiatives. He oversees an international team of academics, writers, researchers, convergent media specialists and editors developing a Bible curriculum for high school students. After graduating from high school homeless at … Continued

Bio: Steve Green, chairman of the board

Steve Green serves as chairman of the board of Museum of the Bible and is the visionary leader in establishing one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical artifacts, known as the Green Collection. In his role as chairman, Green has assembled a team of academics, designers, technology professionals and other experts to create the 430,000-square-foot … Continued