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    Bible Museum has had a humble but an interesting beginning. While Fr Legrand in one of his classes tried to explain about pyramids by drawing a sketch of it on the black board two students approached him after class with a proposal of making a pyramid out of plywood so that it could be easy for him to explain things in a better way. One among the two is none other than Bishop Yvon Ambroise, Bishop of Tuticorin. Gradually interest among the seminarians grew as they expressed their desire to prepare the Ziggurat. Thus in the beginning what was meant to be pedagogical tools slowly began to take the shape of a museum.

    Bible Museum at St Peter's Seminary extends a learning experience of the Bible beyond the textbooks and classrooms. The present museum has two parts: the first comprising of the display of Bibles in various Indian as well as foreign languages. The display of the Bibles is categorized according to the continents. To state symbolically that God is the author of the Bible, the Hebrew Old Testament and Greek New Testament are placed on a root with two branches stemming out. The Museum has also an audio-visual programme that gives a short history and explains the significance of bible in the faith formation.

    Second part of the Museum comprises of two sections of biblical stories starting from creation covering the important events of salvation history in the OT. The next section begins with the story of incarnation, the miracles and parables of Jesus and continues to depict the life of the early Church. The Museum also has some precious collections namely a one page Bible, a page from the very first printing of the 1611 King James Bible and some articles of archaeology.

    St Peter's Bible Museum has the unique distinction of being created and designed by the students during their leisure time. All the stalls have been renewed and renovated during the past four years. A few seminarians had a training program in statue making from professionals and have replaced almost all the statues in the stalls of the museum. The lighting effects and the artistic background have been improved to attract visitors of all ages. Children from the parishes of Bangalore and from other places continue to visit the museum in groups on Sundays and Thursdays.

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