This week in Christian history: Museum of the Bible opens; Augustine born; Albert the Great dies

Museum of the Bible opens — Nov. 17, 2017

Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., 2017.
Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., 2017. | The Christian Post

This week marks the anniversary of The Museum of the Bible's grand opening in Washington, D.C. The museum displays the history and influence of the Bible and has become a tourist attraction for Christians visiting the nation's capital. 

The $500 million, 430,000-square-foot building was primarily funded by the Green family, the Evangelical Christian family behind the prominent arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby.

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Situated a few blocks away from Capitol Hill, the Museum describes itself as "a place where everyone can engage with the Bible — its history, narratives, and impact."

"Through personal exploration, interactive media, and advanced technologies, the Bible comes to life in new ways, from the dramatic entrance to media programs, to an adventure space for children to encounter the young people of the Bible," the Museum stated.

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