New Museum of the Bible Left ‘Jesus’ Out?

Many Christians have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. next month, but have the museum-creators forgotten what the Bible is really all about?

According to , some critics have pointed out that Jesus seems to be oddly absent from the museum’s many displays on the “ history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.”

Writing for The Washington Post , Michelle Boorstein, Julie Zauzmer, and Sarah Pulliam Bailey note, “Jesus is also curiously not central to the museum’s presentation of the biblical story. Visitors walk through a multi-room saga of the Old Testament, and they can visit a re-creation of a 1st-century village in Galilee where actors will tell them what the villagers think of this controversial preacher Jesus. They can watch a movie about John the Baptist. But the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection is almost absent.”

Those involved in the Museum of the Bible project, however, say they are expecting criticism from both conservatives and liberals.

“The fact that it is as broad and ecumenical and nonsectarian as it is, I think there will be criticism from the religious left and the religious right — which would mean to me that we probably got it just about right,” said board member Mark DeMoss.

Steve Green, CEO of Hobby Lobby and chair of the museum project, added, “The museum has fence posts — limits. It doesn’t overtly say the Bible is good — that the Bible is true. That’s not its role. Its role is to present facts and let people make their own decisions.”
Photo courtesy:


One comment

  1. Having been to it and toured it, I disagree. Yes there isn’t an exhibit set apart solely to the death and resurrection of Jesus. But it’s about the Bible and the history of the Bible, the different manuscripts. How it is woven into the history of the world and the US and all of that. The Bible was started before Jesus came to earth to die on the Cross. It is still a testimony of the Lord. If you come out of the museum with no knowledge of the Lord at all, then you went through it with your eyes closed and with ear plugs in. I think it was well done. In addition
    Please read the book “Giving it Away”

    By David Green. His heart is for the Gospel and they give 1/2 their profits to ministry. They Vet

    Over 300 requests a month for money and the criteria has to be spreading the Gospel.

    Thank you.

    In His Service.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s