Verbum Domini II Exhibit

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 8:00am - Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 8:00am
Pennsylvania Convention Center
United States

Verbum Domini II: God’s Word Goes Out to the Nations will be on display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Monday, September 21 – September 26, 2015 as a special exhibit celebrating the World Meeting of Families Congress and the visit of Pope Francis to the United States. 

Originally exhibited at the Vatican in Rome, Verbum Domini II will showcase more than 80 artifacts from Museum of the Bible’s Green Collection, one of the largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts in the world. The exhibit will encompass 15,000 square feet in eight galleries and 24 display cases in Hall G of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, accessible via the Broad Street Atrium. Exhibit hours will be announced in September. Verbum Domini II will be open to the public and admission will be free. 

Some highlights of this spectacular exhibit will include:

• Fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls;

• Five pages from the Bodmer Psalms Codex, a near-complete copy of the book of Psalms in Greek on

papyrus from the third to fourth century CE;

• Pages from the Codex Climaci Rescriptus, which contains Christian texts from the sixth to eighth century,

most of them in Aramaic, the language Jesus spoke;

• The fourteenth century Hours and Psalter of Elizabeth de Bohun, Countess of Northampton, one of the

most extensively illuminated manuscripts of its kind

• A first edition of the King James Bible—the Great “HE” Bible of 1611—the most influential translation of

the Bible ever produced in English; and

• The Eliot Indian Bible of 1685, a second edition of the first Bible ever printed in America.