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Museum specialist sheds light on the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Community members are invited to a special presentation on the Dead Sea Scrolls to take place Saturday, July 21, at the Delta LDS Ward building at 1679 Pioneer Road. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Jennifer Moss Logan, content specialist from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Learn about the early Israelites in Canaan, who wrote the Scrolls, what they contain, and how they fit into a vast, shared cultural history of the Abrahamic faiths. The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition is on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science through Sept. 2.

The Dead Sea Scrolls represent the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) ever discovered. Found in 1947 by a Bedouin goat herder, these precious documents have been hidden away in the caves near the Dead Sea for some 2,000 years.

Jennifer Moss Logan is an educator and coordinator for nature and culture gallery programs. She joined the museum staff in 2000 to define and develop programming for the permanent exhibition Space Odyssey. Moss Logan earned her bachelor's degree in astrophysics at Cardiff University in the United Kingdom. She has served as educator for many temporary exhibitions, including Genghis Khan, Real Pirates, Silk Road, Vikings, Mummies, and now Dead Sea Scrolls. She is also coordinator for the museum's popular historical enactor program.

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