Michuhol-gu, INCHEON Metropolitan city

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International Bible Museum

International Bible Museum

Bible_Museum
  • Location : 9, Gyeongin-ro 349beon-gil, Michuhol-gu, Incheon

This is an international Bible museum where you can see various Bibles ranging from Hebrew Bibles, Hellas Bibles and the first Bible of Korea. All of these Bibles are highly difficult to obtain. Here, you can have a look at the history of Korean typography as well as that of the Catholic culture. This museum is located behind the Incheon Citizen Hall.

The museum has 10,000 Scriptures that were collected from 44 countries by Han Gyeongsu, the director of the museum. Han Gyeongsu is a priest who has dedicated his entire life in studying the Bible. Aside from his scripture collection, the museum also has 8,000 Scriptures donated by US biblical scholar Dr. David Wakefield. Included in the valuable collections in this museum are the Old Testament written in Hebrew, the New Testament written in Hellas and the Papyrus Pauline written in ancient Egyptian, all of which hold high archaeological value. Here, you can see many rare Bibles such as the Gutenberg Bible, which was published in 1456 by Gutenberg who invented typography for the first time in the world. You can also see the copy version of the Dead Sea Scroll which was found by a shepherd in Qumran Cave (the original version of the scroll has not yet been opened to the public). The museum has "Yesu-seonggyo-jeonseo" which is the first New Testament written in Korean, and it also displays the first Bibles of North Korea, Spain, Poland, and Germany.

Manager/director

Han Gyeongsu

Homepage

www.jooan.or.kr (Juan Methodist Church)

Size of the building

5 floors, about 300 pyeong (990㎡)

Entrance fee

free (note that you must make a reservation at least 1 week in advance)

Parking

B1, B2, B3 of the building

Transportation

Ten minutes by foot from the Juan station of the Gyeongin Railroad
(near the Education Center of Juan Methodist Church behind the City Hall)