OC Receives Holy Lands Collection

Monte Ginnings, a 1967 Oklahoma Christian graduate, and his wife Cheryl recently gave the university a special collection of biblical artifacts from the Holy Lands.

The Novak-Ginnings Biblical Artifacts Collection is on display on the first floor of the Beam Library.

The collection represents 50 years of travel and study that began with Cheryl’s parents, Warder and Lottie Novak, and continued with the Ginnings family.

It features items from across Israel and the Middle East, as well as pieces from the Louvre, the British Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania, and others.

The Ginnings painstakingly catalogued the collection, and gave it to Oklahoma Christian in hopes that it will give students a more tangible sense of the people and places of the Bible.

Spring 2011

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