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Bibles needed: This museum may want yours


Museum of the Bible, YouTube

Zelda Caldwell - published on 01/29/19

The Museum of the Bible is putting together a collection of Bibles in 2,000 different languages.

In a celebration of the universality of the Bible, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC, features an exhibit showcasing Bibles published in over 2,000 languages.

The immersive illumiNations exhibit appears at first glance to be a handsomely outfitted library, with hundred of books lining the built-in shelves. Upon closer inspection, the visitor discovers that it’s a library made up of just one book: the Bible. Alongside volumes of the Bible in over 1,000 languages are canary-yellow dummy copies of the Bible, placed there until the museum acquires a Bible in one of 800 other languages.

So, if you happen to have a copy of the Bible in Abadi (Papua New Guinea), Baniwa (Venezuela), Gamit (India), Kumyk (Russian Federation), Momuna (Indonesia), Tangale (Nigeria), or Zou (Myanmar), the Museum of Bible would love to have it.

The complete list of Bibles needed is located at this link. The museum notes that Bibles donated will be considered permanent donations and may be placed on public display.

Museum of the Bible, YouTube

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