Experience The Bible Like Never Before At Passages
Experience the Bible like never before at Passages, a traveling exhibition of the world’s largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts. Passages allows people of all interests and ages to experience the Book that has altered history, shaped cultures, inspired minds and changed lives. Through multimedia and historical settings, the interactive, non-sectarian exhibition uncovers the rarely revealed story of how the Bible, as we know it today, came into existence
What is Passages?
Passages is an innovative, interactive, family-friendly exhibit that showcases both the Old and New Testaments—arguably the world’s most significant pieces of literature—through a non-sectarian, scholarly approach that makes the history, scholarship and impact of the Bible on virtually every facet of society accessible to everyone.
- Dates: Sept. 12, 2012 – March 2013
- Location: Innovation Park, 8405 IBM Drive
- Ticket Pricing: Adult – $15.95, Senior – $14.95, Military & Student – $11.95, Children (ages 6-18) – $11.95, Children (ages 5 and under) – FREE, Multi-day & Group pricing available
- Hours of Operation: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m.
- Connect: (704) 510-2281 | ExplorePassages.com | Facebook.com/PassagesExhibit | Twitter: @PassagesExhibit
Hands On Components For Your Family!
Kids and people of all ages can see, touch, feel and experience the history of the Bible including:
Printing with blocks, setting letters and type
Working a replica of the Gutenberg printing press
Adorning replica pages like a book artist
Participating in a scavenger hunt for clues found throughout the exhibition
Copying script by candlelight, as did monks who transcribed the Bible during the Middle Ages
Highlights of The Green Collection
- One of the largest collections of cuneiform tablets in the Western Hemisphere
- The second-largest private collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, all of which are unpublished and expected to substantially contribute to an understanding of the earliest surviving texts in the Bible
- The world’s largest private collection of Jewish scrolls, spanning more than 700 years of history, including Torahs that survived the Spanish Inquisition, ones confiscated by the Nazis and recovered in concentration camps, and others from across the globe including China
- One of the world’s largest holdings of unpublished biblical and classical papyri, including surviving texts dating back to the time of the now-lost Library of Alexandria
- Rare illuminated manuscripts and unknown biblical texts and commentaries
- The earliest-known, near-complete translation of the Psalms to (Middle) English, including the Canticles and commentary predating Wycliffe’s translation by some 40 years
- An undocumented copy of Wycliffe’s New Testament in (Middle) English
- A number of the earliest printed texts, including a large portion of the Gutenberg Bible and the world’s only complete Block Bible in private hands
- Early tracts and Bibles of Martin Luther, including a little-known letter written the night before Luther’s excommunication
- An undocumented large fragment of the Tyndale New Testament, apparently published while he awaited execution
- Numerous items illustrating the contribution of Jews and Catholics to the King James translation of the Bible and other historical effects
WIN Tickets For YOUR Family!!
With Homeschool Day at Passages Exhibit coming up on November 7th, now is a great time to secure your tickets! (Be mindful, though that the tickets DO NOT have to be used on any certain day!)
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