Tuesday, August 16, 2011

You do not want to miss the Passages exhibit at the OKC Art Museum

This afternoon Aaron and I spent several hours touring the Passages exhibit at the OKC Art Museum. It is an interactive exhibit that celebrates the 400th Anniversary of the King James Version of the Bible and includes the story of the translation and transmission of the Bible through history.  The exhibit included an incredible display of rare and special Bible texts and a host of other significant religious and cultural documents that shape the story of the Bible we carry in our hands.  I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the presentation by animatronic historical characters and the video clips that help set the historical tone of each era included in the exhibit. I was also very please to encounter a remarkable display of scrolls and scroll cases of Torahs from a diversity of global settings and historical timeframes; to see a fragment from the Dead Sea Scrolls; and to be able to look at letters from Martin Luther and the Pope that speak to conflict at the heart of the Reformation. Our overall experience was worth every dollar and every minute we invested. I highly recommend that if you are within driving distance of Oklahoma City you make the drive to see this exhibit.  The exhibit will leave OKC in October to go on display at the Vatican.  Catch it before it leaves!

Grace and Peace, Tom

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