The museum's three main exhibit floors will feature over 2,800 artifacts from around the world.
There are objects on loan from Israeli museums, as well as the British Museum and the Louvre. But along with educational sections showing how the Old Testament was created, the museum includes some flashier exhibits that will entertain guests. An interactive demonstration of the ten plagues features a glowing red Nile.
There's also a children's wing, where they are encouraged to "walk on water" using a high-tech aquatic display. But the most interesting exhibit may be "Jesus' World," a recreation of Nazareth during Jesus' time filled with actors in period costumes.
Visitors can also see a section of the Dead Sea Scrolls, learn about the Bible's impact on popular culture, and visit the "Impact of the Bible in America" exhibit. That section features a 3,200 pound recreation of the Liberty Bell so large that it had to be lowered into the building.
Tony Zeiss, the museum's executive director, says that the building tries "to avoid anything that's controversial," explaining that "we're not about evangelizing, we're about piquing people's curiosity."
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