‘I had to be there’: The Museum of the Bible opens in the nation’s capital

Source: The Washington Post

The scene in front of the Museum of the Bible, which opened to the public Saturday. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

The world’s most famous book — the one at the center of three religions and two millennia of conflict — got its own museum Saturday in the heart of Washington.

The $500 million Museum of the Bible, largely funded by the evangelical billionaires who own the Hobby Lobby arts-and-crafts chain, opened its doors to the public, just blocks from the U.S. Capitol in a city where the separation of church and state remains hotly debated.

Its symbolism — heralded by religious leaders — wasn’t lost on the visitors who walked through the eight-story, 430,000-square-foot space filled with high-tech exhibits and…

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