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    The Dead Sea Scrolls In 1947 in a cave near the Dead sea in the Jordan Desert, a fifteen year old boy chased after one of his goats that wandered off. This boy's name was Muhammad adh-Dhib. While going after his goat, the boy stumbled upon perhaps the greatest religious discovery of the modern era. Inside the cave, he found broken jars that contained scrolls written in a strange language, wrapped in linen cloth and leather. These scrolls would later become known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This first

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls were written in three languages of Scripture. According to an an online article written by Ed Stetzer titled, A Closer Look: The Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, of the 941 scrolls that were found in the Qumran caves, 240 are biblical scrolls and 701 are non-biblical scrolls. Of the 240 biblical scrolls, 235 are written in Hebrew, 5 in Greek and of the 701 non-biblical scrolls, 548 are written in Hebrew, 137 in Aramaic and 5 in Greek. Flint says, “this means that at least

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls In 1947 in a cave near the Dead sea in the Jordan Desert, a fifteen year old boy chased after one of his goats that wandered off. This boy's name was Muhammad adh-Dhib. While going after his goat, the boy stumbled upon perhaps the greatest religious discovery of the modern era. Inside the cave, he found broken jars that contained scrolls written in a strange language, wrapped in linen cloth and leather. These scrolls would later become known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This

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    What makes The Dead Sea Scrolls such a powerful text? Why does it hold such importance and influence in regards to the present? The Dead Sea Scrolls not only gives in depth content to the Bible, but most importantly, the texts give a different perspective and insight into a civilization that thrived in the regions of Qumran before the age of the Christ. In the scrolls, grand aspiration to an ideal utopian empire are clearly and carefully written. The discovery of the scrolls exposed a blue print

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    Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls are a group of 800-900 manuscripts found in caves at Qumran east of Jerusalem and north-west of the Dead Sea. The first scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a shepherd-boy who wandered into a cave after a stray goat. The texts are believed to have been hidden in eleven caves for safe-keeping prior to the destruction of Rome in A.D.70. The scrolls are a collection of biblical and non-biblical documents comprising of the Hebrew Bible, (every book except Esther);

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    authenticity of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Professor Albright, “There is no doubt in my mind that the script is more archaic than that of the Nash papyrus (a very small portion of the Old Testament dated between the second century b.c. and first century a.d.)… I would prefer a date around 100 b.c.…” Inside the archaeological community and the general public, Albright received critical acclaim. Although, Professor Albright’s most noteworthy work was working with the Dead Sea Scrolls, it was his innovative

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    near the Dead Sea and, throwing a stone in, he heard the crash of breaking. In this cave, he found almost seven complete scrolls held in protective clay jars. Soon after, archeologists and opportunistic Bedouin were on the scene looking for more caves and more manuscripts. Over the next ten years, 11 caves were ultimately discovered containing over 900 different manuscripts. These manuscripts, mostly fragments, were taken from this area of Qumran and have become commonly known as The Dead Sea Scrolls

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    the significance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and how this important archeological find validates the canonization process. Briefly mentioned particular books of the Bible included in this important, modern-day discovery. 2.2d The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, found in the caves bordering the Dead Sea, in 1947 further validates the historical witness of biblical inspiration. Qumran is where most were found. I think the Dead Sea Scrolls are the oldest known copies of Bibilical

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called the greatest archaeological find of the 20th century. One of the most intriguing manuscripts from Qumran is the Copper Scroll, a sort of ancient treasure map that lists dozens of gold and silver areas. While the other texts are written in ink on parchment or animal skins, this document features Hebrew and Greek letters chiseled onto metal sheets. In late 1946 or early 1947, Bedouin teenagers were tending their goats and sheep near the ancient settlement of Qumran

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    Before the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery, the most ancient whole text was written in Hebrew. It was the Masoretic text from the 10th century. The oldest complete biblical text, on the other hand, was known as the Septuagint also. It was the Greek translation from the 4th century (One for Israel, 2018). The Dead Sea Scrolls revealed manuscripts of many books of the Old Testament that were more ancient than any manuscript ever known. It was written a thousand years earlier before the time of the New Testament

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