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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Scrolls Exhibit In Wisconsin
Milwaukee WI Journal-Sentinel 2May00 D1
By Tom Heinen: Journal Sentinel staff

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN -- The traveling Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit prepared by FARMS has reached Wisconsin, notes the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The exhibit is set up at the Brookfield LDS Chapel for today and Wednesday and will be at the Hales Corners LDS Chapel on Friday and Saturday.

The free display is traveling in conjunction with the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago that opened March 10th and runs through June 18th. BYU's FARMS is one of several co-sponsors of the Field Museum exhibit, due to BYU's involvement with the scrolls.

FARMS' Director of Operations Brent Hall says that BYU originally got involved with the scrolls when asked to preserve some of them digitally, because of the resources BYU has from high-tech companies in Utah. Its relationship has grown, as four BYU scholars later became members of the translation team working on the scrolls. "The Dead Sea Scrolls are an international treasure," Hall said. "We just felt that for all those people who can't travel to Chicago or Jerusalem, this would be an excellent opportunity."


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