Fox Brings ‘The Bible Experience’ to New York19 Mar, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and The Bible executive producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are promoting a gallery of biblical artifacts and production photography of the miniseries March 20 to 27 in New York.
“The Bible Experience” collection includes artifacts from the Vatican’s Green Collection, including Dead Sea Scroll fragments, the Codex Climaci Rescriptus (one of the earliest, near-complete Bibles), Torah scrolls and more. The collection comprises approximately 40,000 biblical pieces.
“As stewards of these awe-inspiring texts and artifacts, we are thrilled about the opportunity to share them with the creators of The Bible TV series and to celebrate this timely and transformative contribution to our culture's conversation on the book that has changed our world,” said Steve Green, representing the Green family. “These items are of great historical and biblical significance and demonstrate the Bible's impact on every facet of life throughout the ages.”
Fox will be releasing The Bible on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and high-def digital April 2, just days after it finishes airing on The History Channel (March 31).
“The Bible Experience” is located at 450 W. 14th St. and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is free.
Other highlights include the first Bible book printed in moveable typeset in the Western world, the first English language Bible printed in the United States, the first Bible printed in America, the King James "She" Bible from 1613 and the Pocket Bible from 1240-1250.
“Roma and I are thrilled to be working with the Green Family and their rare Bible collection artifacts and to give New Yorkers an opportunity to glimpse [into] the foundation of Western civilization,” Burnett said. “You have seen the TV series, now see the real thing.”