Press Releases

Museum of the Bible Announces Formation of International Advisory Council

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WASHINGTON–Today, Museum of the Bible announces a distinguished list of advisors for the museum that will open its doors to the public this November. The council is comprised of archaeologists, professors, theologians and scholars and includes pastors, priests and rabbis. Members hold advanced degrees from such distinguished institutions as Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Wharton, University of London, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Yeshiva College, Catholic University of America, Claremont College, NYU and more.

Museum of the Bible and Scarlet City Bring Gamification and Educational Storytelling to the Museum Experience

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WASHINGTON—Among the most highly anticipated offerings of the forthcoming Museum of the Bible, opening this November in Washington, D.C., is the use of Digital Guides designed to optimize the touring experience for guests of all ages and backgrounds. 

By The Hand Kids Clubs of Chicago Battle it Out in Bible Bowl for a Trip to Washington D.C.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Students from four Chicago Clubs Have Been Studying Museum of the Bible Tablet-based Curriculum in Preparation for Competition

CHICAGO— “Babylon is what modern day place?”

“How many people does the Bible mention by name?”  

Those are the types of questions that 40 students from four By The Hand Club For Kids centers will be trying to answer in the first ever Bible Bowl to be held on the west side of Chicago May 5.

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Museum of the Bible

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, based in Vancouver, Washington, has awarded Museum of the Bible a grant of $1.5 million toward the continued development, production, purchasing, storage, care, distribution and tracking of the museum’s Digital Guide units.

Luther Returns to Germany Unique Letter Comes Home for Reformation's 500th Anniversary Year

Monday, April 3, 2017

Augsburg, Germany, was the central stage of two significant meetings at the start of what became the Protestant Reformation. A piece of Martin Luther returns to this storied city just in time for the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the historical event when a new exhibit from Museum of the Bible, the 430,000-square-foot museum opening this November in Washington, comes to Germany. 

Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative Honors Biblical Language Students from Baylor University and Durham University UK

Friday, March 31, 2017

Today, the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative announced the recipients of the 2017 Edwin M. Yamauchi Award for Excellence in Textual Studies, which is the third annual award to honor young scholars who have demonstrated exceptional understanding of biblical language studies and are pursuing terminal degrees. The award is named after renowned scholar and professor emeritus at Miami University (Ohio), Edwin Maseo Yamauchi, Ph.D.