Museum of the Bible

Missing Papyri Professor Must Return $7 Million to Hobby Lobby

"Dirk Obbink.... dodged the private investigators trying to serve him a legal summons in August and September and failed to answer the official letter notifying him that he was required to respond to allegations he had defrauded Hobby Lobby by selling the craft store $7 million worth of ancient papyri that he didn’t actually own." - C.Today

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Judge orders forfeiture of ancient tablet from Museum of the Bible

"It was acquired by Hobby Lobby in 2014 from Christie’s auction house for the company’s collections at the Museum of the Bible. The item was part of the exhibitions at the Museum of the Bible when it opened in November 2017 and remained on display until 2019, when it was confiscated by federal agents." - BPNews

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Hobby Lobby sues Oxford professor for $7M over stolen Bible fragments

"Hobby Lobby Stores has filed a $7 million lawsuit in the United States against a former professor from the U.K.’s Oxford University who was arrested last year after being accused of stealing ancient Bible fragments from the university and selling them to the U.S. arts and crafts retail chain." - C.Post

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Museum of the Bible returns some 5,000 disputed biblical objects to Egypt

"The handover of the artifacts, which included manuscript fragments, funeral masks, parts of coffins, and the heads of statues, was preceded by extensive discussions with Egyptian officials that started in late 2017, MOTB Chairman of the Board Steve Green said in a statement last week." - C.Post

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