The Museum of the Bible, a project of Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, has officially announced that its doors are scheduled to open in the nation’s capital in November 2017. “The grand opening of Museum of the Bible is sure to be one of the most memorable events held in our nation’s capital in 2017,” said museum President Cary Summers in a statement on Friday. The 430,000-square-foot museum is being constructed just three blocks from the U.S. Capitol, and plans to

house one of the world’s largest collections of ancient biblical scrolls, codices, papyrus fragments and other historical artifacts. The eight-floor facility with 40-foot bronze doors will feature over 40,000 biblical manuscripts owned by the Green family. It will also house a 500-seat theater, a 100-seat lecture hall, a restaurant, gardens, and a Nazareth village. Floors will serve various themes, such as “The Impact of the Bible,” “The Narratives of the Bible,” and “The History of the Bible.” READ MORE