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The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls


The Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 972 texts consisting of biblical manuscripts. One question I have is why were they not added to the Hebrew Bible if this knowledge was intended to follow mankind? The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered long ago on the North West shore of the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in a series of 12 caves around the site known as Wadi Qumran near the Dead Sea in what is now the West Bank between 1946 and 1956.

The Scrolls are written on papyrus and bronze, but the largest portions of them are on parchment and written in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and Nabataean. Dating in ranges from 408 BCE and 318 CE, 135 – 104 BCE continuing through 66 – 73 CE, there was also bronze coins at the site expanding in time from Hyrcanus 1st.

This is the breakdown:

40% of the texts are classifies as biblical manuscripts from the Hebrew bible.

30% are Apocryphal or Pseudepi-graphical manuscripts from the Second Temple Period (Enoch, Jubilees, Tobit, Sirach, Psalms and more.) These were left out of the Hebrew Bible.

30% Sectarian Manuscripts that contain rule and beliefs of Judaism. (War scroll, Pesher on Habakkuk (Commentary), Community Rule, and The Rule of the Blessing.)

There is information all over the internet to study the facts of the Dead Sea Scrolls as you wish, but the goal here is breaking them down script by script. To begin this journey, the focus will cover first Apocryphal or Pseudepi-graphical manuscripts. This is where my largest area of interest lies so please watch for updates!

I will also try to include studies of the current scripts of the bible for comparison along with key events in history that formed our society today. The biggest questions I would like to cover for myself and anyone else with interest is the possibilities of today’s society if these scripts were included in the truth or bible! Would Christianity or religion even exist?

Stay tuned because I believe this is important that mankind know the truths behind all of the historical records left for humanity, and not just those that were chosen for political control. Of course there are plenty of opinions and many facts recorded to sift through on the internet, so I encourage you to do your own homework. I simply enjoy sharing my points and ideas of study.

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