Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Biblical History Museum To Open.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Paul Logan Journal Staff Writer

In the Book of Psalms, David prays to God, "Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path."

Starting Saturday, people can see the specific kind of lamp David was talking about in the Old Testament, said Steven Collins, head curator of the new Museum of Archaeology & Biblical History.

"You can actually hold in your hands the very kind of lamp he was referring to," Collins said.

The museum's purpose is to demonstrate the historical accuracy and authenticity of the biblical record using ancient artifacts, the biblical archaeologist said.

For example, there are copper knives from the era of Abraham, the first Hebrew patriarch, who is believed to have lived in the latter part of the early Bronze Age, about 2000 B. …

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