The Museum of Biblical Art acquired one of the rarest Bible collections in the world for its exhibit that begins May 10.

“The Story of the Bible” exhibit features a collection of more than 100 Bibles, pages and fragments from various countries and religions. The exhibit will remain for the next five years after the museum acquired theologian Charles C. Ryrie’s collection, which is the largest owned by a single person.

Scott Peck, Museum co-director and curator, says they dedicated the museum’s entire library to Ryrie’s collection and it will now be known as the “Charles C. Ryrie Library.”

The first Bible printed in America — Eliot’s Indian Bible (1663) in the Algonquin Indian language , Wycliffe New Testament (1430) and a rare copy of Tyndale’s Pentateuch (1530) are among the library’s highlights.

 

 


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