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The Dunham Bible Museum is privileged to be a Refo500 Partner, commemorating the 500 year legacy of the Reformation.
Houston Baptist University Dunham Bible Museum
 The Dunham Bible Museum, with its extensive collection of rare Bibles, is dedicated to telling the story of the most important book in the world. On public display are:
  • ancient manuscripts 
  • decoratively illuminated medieval Scriptures
  • examples of the earliest printed Bibles
  • the earliest Bibles in English
  • the earliest Bibles printed in America
  • Bible translations from across the centuries and around the world.

The Museum's creative exhibits awaken and enhance an appreciation of the history, preservation, and influence of the one Book most influential in individual lives and in the culture of civilizations.



  • Renaissance of the Bible: Erasmus' Greek Text, a Foundation for Reformation, a special exhibit, 2016.
  • Ad Fontes, Ad Futura: Erasmus' Bible and the Impact of Scripture, conference on the 500th Anniversary of Erasmus' Greek New Testament, February 25-27, 2016. Registration is required for the entire conference.  However, plenary talks are free and open to the public:
    • Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30 pm -  Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, "Erasmus and the Search for the Christian Life."
    • Friday, February 26, 2016, 9 a,m - Craig Evans, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins, HBU, "Erasmus and the Beginnings of Textual Fundamentalism"
    • Friday, February 26, 2016, 7:30 pm - Daniel B. Wallace, Senior Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts,  "Erasmus and the Publication of the First Greek New Testament. "
    • Saturday, February 27, 2016, 9:30 am - Herman Selderhuis, Professor of Church History at the Theological University Apeldorn and Director Refo500,   “The impact of Erasmus´ biblical work on the Reformation."
  • "200th Anniversary of the American Bible Society," Lecture by Dr. John Fea, chair of the Department of History at Messiah College and author of The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society, October 6, 2016,  7 pm, Belin Chapel.