The Codex Climaci Rescriptus
Using a new technology developed by the Green Collection in collaboration with Oxford University, scholars have uncovered the earliest surviving New Testament written in Palestinian Aramaic -a dialect of Jesus' household language- found on recycled parchment under a layer in this rare manuscript.
Museum of the Bible:
Museum of the Bible exists to invite people to engage with the Bible through traveling exhibits of biblical artifacts from the Green Collection in the United States and around the world, academic research conducted through the Green Scholars Initiative, and an international museum opening in the Spring of 2017 in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to a scholarly approach of the history, story, and impact of the Bible.
The Green Collection
When Steve Green, President of national retailer Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Chairman of Museum of the Bible, purchased his first biblical artifact in November 2009, he never expected to assemble in less than three years what is now one of the world's largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts.
Known as the Green Collection, the compilation of more than 40,000 antiquities includes some of the rarest and most valuable biblical and classical pieces or items ever assembled under one roof. A portion of this collection is currently featured in the U.S. via the traveling exhibition Passages. It has also been featured internationally via the Verbum Domini exhibit.
The collection will ultimately find a home in Washington D.C. at an international Bible museum that will enable visitors to experience it year-round, with a goal of opening in 2017. The international museum will also house the Green Scholars Initiative, which brings together established and young scholars to pioneer groundbreaking research on items in the collection.