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The Bible Has Long Deserved a Museum. Now it Finally Has One.

Anyone expecting to find a politicized museum dedicated to hot-button “culture-war” issues needs to look elsewhere than the new Museum of the Bible.

January 15, 2018 | Peter Wehner
This is a response to Who's Afraid of the Museum of the Bible?, originally published in Mosaic in January 2018

A pair of visitors takes in the view from an atrium at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images.

Diana Muir Appelbaum’s essay, “Who’s Afraid of the Museum of the Bible?,” is informative, skillfully argued, fair-minded, and leavened by wit and elegance. It is also much needed, since the museum has come under harsh assault from a variety of sources. Before addressing the nature of that assault, I’d like to register very briefly my
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