Washington, D.C.– The Jerusalem Channel’s UK Trustee Barbara Dingle attended the gala opening dinner as well as the ribbon cutting and mezuzah blessing of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) section in the newly opened Museum of the Bible.

“The People of the Land – History and Archeology of Ancient Israel” is a spacious exhibition housing over 800 artefacts from ancient Israel at this powerful new museum in the heart of the nation’s capital city. In the photo above is Museum of the Bible President Carey Summers during the opening which is the only permanent exhibition of the IAA outside of Israel.

Standing next to a large stone from Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Israel’s Tourism Minister Yarin Levin declared that this new museum will “unravel the Bible for both scholar and novice.” Levin also spoke of the emotional connection to Jerusalem to be found within the walls of the massive new museum.

The Jerusalem Channel’s Barbara Dingle with Israeli Ambassador and Statesman Ron Prosor

Ambassador Ron Prosor, one of Israel’s most distinguished ambassadors, was also present to stress the importance of this exhibition in showcasing the Jewish nation’s  4000-year history in the Land of Israel.

In Jewish tradition, a mezuzah was placed on the entrance door as a sign of God’s promises and protection along with the related prayer. For more information  on this new monument to the Word of God, visit www.museumofthebible.org

The Museum of the Bible – a project seven years in the making – officially opens its doors this weekend.  The opening celebration and dedication of The Museum of the Bible is a great declaration in the American capital of Psalm 119, “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”