The newest addition to Washington D.C.’s vast number of historical institutions has arrived. Opening its doors with two giant bronze tablets of scripture, the Museum of the Bible stands just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
The $500-million museum was primarily funded by the controversial evangelical billionaire owners of the Hobby Lobby craft chain. However, Seth Pollinger, director of museum content, says the goal is to encourage those of all faiths and beliefs to engage with one of the key books of civilization.
But skepticism surrounding the museum’s intent have still emerged. Critics say the museum focuses on a single narrative.
Beltway News took a look inside the religious exhibition.