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First Look: Museum of the Bible Opens Near the National Mall

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Guests will be welcomed to the museum by two 37-foot bronze gates.
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The doors are inscribed with the first 80 lines of Genesis as they were written in Latin for the Gutenberg Bible, according to the museum's website.
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The first floor of the museum has space for temporary exhibits, stained glass, libraries and a children's area.

The owners of Hobby Lobby, were fined $3 million after importing artifacts for the museum that were looted from sites in Iraq and imported under improper labels.
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The museum aims to attract children and adults alike.

n"Some people will try to make it controversial because it is about a controversial book, but the truth is we want to reach all people and engage all people," Zeiss said.
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“When people walk away, we want them to think they’ve had a wonderful experience at the museum," Zeiss said.
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The controversy does create a security concern for museum sponsors and visitors, so the museum has taken steps to keep visitors safe.
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The museum offers free admission. Reserve tickets here.
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The ceilings are adorned with art.
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A life-sized replica of Nazareth allow visitors to immerse themselves in Biblical times.
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The museum director says they use technology and art to share stories.
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