Summarized by Kent Larsen
Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit in Topeka
TOPEKA, KANSAS -- The exhibit on the Dead Sea Scrolls prepared by
BYU's Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) has
come to Topeka, Kansas in an exhibit at an LDS stake center there.
The free exhibit looks at what many scholars consider to be the most
important archaeological find of the 20th century. The scrolls have
shed light on the cultural, religious and political aspects of Jewish
life from about 200 B.C. to 70 A.D.
The FARMS exhibit was prepared to run in conjunction with a museum
exhibit including some of the actual scrolls at Chicago's Field
Museum, and has been displayed at various locations around the
midwestern US, both to provide an introduction to the Field Museum
exhibit and to give those that can't visit the exhibit basic
information about the scrolls.
The exhibit includes a film about the scrolls and five display rooms.
It features replicas of some of the scrolls, including the 23-foot
long Great Isaiah Scroll, and a model of the Qumran community that
the scrolls were written in.
The free exhibit is available at the Topeka Stake Center from 4 p.m.
to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from noon to 8 p.m. on
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