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Open the scrolls

They're a good topic for adult education

 

I hear little about the Dead Sea Scrolls, especially from my church. What are they and what do they mean to Christians?

Since 1947, hundreds of scrolls and fragments have been discovered in dry caves near the Dead Sea in Israel. They include fragments of the Hebrew Bible such as Isaiah, commentaries, worship songs, rules for community life and portions of biblical texts.

Since 1947, hundreds of scrolls and fragments have been discovered in dry caves near the Dead Sea in Israel. They include fragments of the Hebrew Bible such as Isaiah, commentaries, worship songs, rules for community life and portions of biblical texts.


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