ORU Hosts Sacra Pagina (‘The Sacred Page’) Free Exhibit
The Green Collection brings more than 50 of the world's rarest biblical texts and artifacts to Tulsa
Many Oklahomans have heard of The Green Collection, the world's largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts. The ever-growing, non-sectarian compilation of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities is named for the Oklahoma City-based family who founded national arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby.
On Jan. 30-Feb. 2, Oral Roberts University is hosting a free exhibit featuring more than 50 select items in the internationally known collection. These artifacts are of great historical and biblical significance and will give Tulsans of all interests a free look at the history of the Bible--a book that has altered history, shaped culture, inspired minds, and changed lives.
In conjunction with the exhibit, internationally acclaimed expert on biblical manuscripts and ancient history Dr. Jerry Pattengale will deliver a free lecture on Jan. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the West Meeting Room (south lobby) of the Mabee Center. This lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets must be reserved due to limited seating. An 11-week lecture series held in 2011 in Oklahoma City "sold out" within days. Go to www.mabeecenter.com to reserve tickets to the opening lecture.
WHAT: Sacra Pagina ("The Sacred Page") exhibit of rare biblical texts and artifacts from The Green Collection, with opening-day lecture by Dr. Jerry Pattengale. The lecture will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the West Meeting Room South Lobby at the Mabee Center.
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 30-Saturday, Feb. 2, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center South Lobby, 81st and Lewis
COST: Free and open to the public. (Space is limited for the opening lecture; go to www.mabeecenter.com to reserve your tickets. Limit 2 tickets per order.)
About The Green Collection
The world's largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts, The Green Collection is an ever-growing, non-sectarian compilation of more than 40,000 biblical antiquities. Named for the family who founded national arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby, the collection "has created a buzz" (FOXNews.com, 2011) and is "a sampler of Jewish, Roman Catholic, and Protestant treasures" (USA Today, 2011). Hobby Lobby President Steve Green oversees the expansion and outreach of the collection and serves as chairman of the board for an eventual national Bible museum that takes a scholarly approach to the Bible. The national museum will also house the Green Scholars Initiative (www.GreenScholarsInitiative.org), which brings together established and young scholars to pioneer groundbreaking research on items in the collection. The Green Collection's online newsroom is available at www.DeMossNews.com/GreenCollection.