Christians believe the Bible has the answers to the challenges facing the nation. A new exhibit at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is highlighting solutions to health and race issues.
“Bible and Healing” examines the effect that scripture has had on the medical field and social equality. Their connection is featured through various exhibits and displays inside the museum, which reopened on June 22.
“People around the world and across our country have suffered immensely these past few months,” CEO Harry Hargrave said. “Our Bible and Healing theme speaks to that suffering. Scripture can be a source of great comfort and healing, and we hope to share that with our visitors.”
The 430,000-square-foot museum is considered one of the most technologically advanced and engaging museums in the world. The museum showcases rare Bible artifacts spanning 3,500 years of history and offers visitors an immersive and personalized experience with the Bible and its ongoing impact on the world.
One exhibit, “Healthcare and the Bible,” explores the relationship between scripture and health professionals, allowing viewers to better understand the biblical roots of modern medicine. Visitors also can view medical texts such as John Wesley’s “Primitive Physick” (1747), Florence Nightingale’s “Notes on Nursing” (1859) and Julius Preuss’s “Biblical and Talmudic Medicine” (1911).
The museum also has exhibits speaking to the current racial unrest in the nation. New displays such as Phillis Wheatley’s poetry, Frederick Douglass’ “Narrative” and Civil War veteran George Rome’s personal Bible further demonstrate the strong connection between scripture and racial equality.
Museum visitors also have access to exhibits featuring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and George Washington Carver. The museum also is recognizing health-care workers with free admission.
“This COVID-19 season has been incredibly difficult for so many people,” Hargrave said. “We consider it a privilege to give back to those who’ve sacrificed to keep America healthy.”
Visit their website at museumoftheBible.org.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice