Bringing the Bible to Life in Virtual Reality

We’ve only reached the tip of the iceberg on the potential of virtual reality. From a more immersive gaming experience to helping doctors better perform surgery, the tech has endless possibilities.

The biggest potential is when it comes to learning. Instead of just relying on textbooks and lectures, the technology can completely immerse a student in a subject. One company wants to use VR to help teach and bring alive the most famous book of all.

The Immersive Bible Experience

Over the past 2 years, Immersive History has been recreating the Bible in digital form. They’ve collaborated with historians and scholars to help bring to life the places, people and events of the holy book. Everything from ancient Jerusalem to the Temple Mount to Herod’s Palace are all being recreated piece by piece.

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Users Can Interact With People and Objects

The Immersive Bible Experience plans to be a fully explorable world that will allow users to interact in every imaginable way. It’s probably the closest thing to a time machine as users will be able to experience biblical events, explore ancient Jerusalem, and meet the books most famous people. 

With a VR headset and controllers, they’ll be able to do things like interact with ancient artifacts or even climb virtual ladders to explore buildings.

“Users can walk where Jesus walked, listen to sermons, learn ancient rituals and experience the day to day life of those people 2000 years ago.” – according to Immersive History.

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Experience Bible in VR, AR and 3D

The Immersive Bible includes 3 apps. A mobile VR App that connects to a Google Cardboard or Oculus Rift. An AR App that will mesh elements of the Bible with your real world environment. And a 3d mobile app that allows users to explore the bible via the screen on a smartphone or tablet.

Immersive History feels the virtual Bible experience is perfect for places like schools, churches, museums, and libraries. It can really accelerate learning and give students a new appreciation for the holy book.

The company hopes to launch the apps by October of this year. If you are interested in learning more, they currently have a Kickstarter going on.

Immersive History isn’t stopping with the VR Bible. The company plans on recreating epic scenes, locations, and experiences from US history such as World War I, World War II and beyond.