Ancient Scriptures

How the Bible Came to Be

Exhibit Opening Soon

The journey begins on Mount Sinai as God began giving His Word to Moses and the new nation of Israel. The story continues as the collection of writings becomes know as "Scripture," and great care is take to preserve the original words exactly as they were first given under Divine inspiration. Hebrew scribes meticulously kept the books of the Law and the Prophets, and the message of the Messiah was spread by early Christians in Koine Greek. The exhibit concludes with a look at preservation of the Scriptures from the first century until the time of the printing press, and the exhibit includes examples of beautifully illuminated manuscripts.