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.

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.

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.

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Jan. 15 2018
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Peter Wehner, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and director of the Faith Angle Forum.


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.

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