This spring, Indiana Wesleyan University will offer the public a chance to view some of the oldest and rarest copies of the Bible in the world when the Sacra Pagina exhibit comes to the IWU Jackson Library April 2-4.
The Sacra Pagina exhibit is a traveling arm of the Green Collection, which is one of the largest private collections of Biblical manuscripts in the world. The collection contains more than 40,000 artifacts to capture the interest both of Bible scholars and of anyone seeking a stronger connection with their spiritual heritage.
The Sacra Pagina exhibit contains around 40 documents from diverse times and places, ranging from the Middle East in the time of the very earliest writing systems to America in the years of the USA’s founding.
The Sacra Pagina exhibit is an excellent destination for school field trips, church small groups, homeschool families or anyone else interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the single most important book in the history of Western civilization.
For a more in-depth description of the exhibit, visit http://www.iwuspectrum.com/sacrapagina/
The exhibit will be open in a classroom next to the Jackson Library Rotunda for three days: on April 2 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m,. April 3 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and April 4 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., with a lunch break from 2:00-3:00 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. No photography is allowed in the exhibit area.
About The Green Collection
The world's largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts, The Green Collection is an ever-growing, non-sectarian compilation of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities. Named for the family who founded national arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, the collection "has created a buzz" (FOXNews.com, 2011) and is "a sampler of Jewish, Roman Catholic and Protestant treasures" (USA Today, 2011). Hobby Lobby President Steve Green oversees the expansion and outreach of the collection and serves as chairman of the board for an eventual national Bible museum that takes a scholarly approach to the Bible. The national museum also will house the Green Scholars Initiative (GreenScholarsInitiative.org), which brings together established and young scholars to pioneer groundbreaking research on items in the collection. The Green Collection's online newsroom is available at DeMossNews.com/GreenCollection.