The Great Passion Play is an interesting Branson attraction that takes you back to the greatest story ever told some 2,000 years ago. This one hour-and-forty-five minute play is a reenactment of the last days of Jesus Christ on earth. The Great Passion Play is held in a 4,000 seat outdoor amphitheater in a multi-level set that utilizes live animals, special lighting and sound effects, and a cast of 170 Biblically costumed actors to create an exciting epic drama. The play offers a professional and thrilling performance that grabs the attention of all ages. The play features authentic recreation of Jerusalem, the soul-stirring crucifixion, and the electrifying scene of Christ’s ascension.
The Play is not the only Christian attraction to see and enjoy. There are other great Branson attractions such as Christ of the Ozarks, Moses Tabernacle in the Wilderness, the Holy Land Tour, a section of the Berlin Wall, the Bible Museum, the Church in the Grove, and the Sacred Arts which are all worth watching. The 67 feet tall Christ of the Ozarks is one of the largest Christ memorial statues in the Midwest. This beautifully lit statue at night is open and free for public viewing.
The Holy Land Tour is a two-hour guided tour and is available only on days of the Great Passion Play from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Guests will travel back in time as they walk through the replica of the East Jerusalem Gate and Market place to Holy Land exhibits which include Moses’ Tabernacle in the Wilderness, the Upper Room, Bethlehem In and the Nativity, the Garden Tomb, the Walk with Peter, and other exhibits which depict the life of Jesus. These exhibits have been archaeologically and historically researched for authenticity.
The Bible Museum at the Great Passion Play is comprised with 3,000 fascinating artifacts and 6,000 bibles in 625 languages and dialects. The museum features the history of the English bible in a 20-minute video presentation. The Bible Museum is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm except Sunday. You’re Great Passion Play Ticket or Holy Land Tour pass include admission to the Bible Museum. On days of Play, the Museum is open until 8 pm. Some of the rarest bibles featured in the museum include an original 1st edition 1st printing 1611 King James Version, the original Gideons in 1898, and the first Cherokee Bible as well as a page from the Gutenberg Bible.
The Bible Museum showcases a compilation of original bibles and manuscripts rarely found in one collection. The fascinating collection of important translations and historical exhibits in the museum include Greek New Testament published in 1516 by Erasmus; Martin Luther’s German translation; William Tyndale’s New Testament; Coverdale’s Bible, the first Bible translated into English; Original 1611 King James Version; and The Gutenberg Exhibit that shows visitors that printing press was first invented by Gutenberg.
The Bible Museum at the Great Passion Play is such a great Christian attraction that features a display of 6,000 bibles in 625 languages and dialects and some 3,000 fascinating artifacts.
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